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Battle of Lone Pine
Battle of Lone Pine

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A tree commemorates the ANZACs and the Battle of Lone Pine that occured during World War One.

The Battle of Lone Pine was fought between Australian and Turkish forces during the First World War between 6 and 10 August 1915. Part of the Gallipoli campaign, the battle was part of a diversion to draw Turkish attention away from the main assaults against Sari Bair, Chunuk Bair and Hill 971, which became known as the August Offensive.

Location

Address:North Terrace & Kintore Avenue, Behind War Memorial, Adelaide, 5000
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.920824
Long: 138.601392
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
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Dedication

Front Inscription

THIS PINE IS A SEEDLING RELATED TO THE ORIGINAL LONE PINE ON GALLIPOLI AND WAS PLANTED TO COMMEMORATE THE BRAVE DEEDS AND SACRIFICES OF THE ANZACS

BATTLE OF LONE PINE
AT 5.30AM.ON AUGUST 6 1915, AN OFFICER BLEW A WHISTLE AND THE AUSTRALIANS CHARGED FROM THEIR TRENCHES INTO A CLOUD OF SHRAPNEL AND A TORRENT OF BULLETS. SOME FELL BEFORE THEY CLEARED THEIR PARAPETS, OTHERS WITHIN A FEW STRIDES.
LONE PINE WAS CAPTURED AND REINFORCED BUT THE A.I.F. LOSSES WERE EXTREMELY HIGH. MORE THAN 2000 AUSTRALIANS WERE KILLED OR WOUNDED IN THIS SINGLE ENGAGEMENT. MOST OF THEM IN HAND-TO-HAND FIGHTING HEAVIER THAN ANY OTHER IN WHICH THE AUSTRALIANS WERE TO TAKE PART THROUGHOUT THE GREAT WAR.

OF THE NINE VICTORIA CROSSES AWARDED TO AUSTRALIANS ON GALLIPOLI SEVEN WERE WON AT LONE PINE.

"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"

 
 
 

Source: MA
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