WELCOME TO LE HAMEL
This small village has been the site of one of the AIF' s most successful battles, fought on 4 july 1918.
Enterely under AUSTRALIAN planning and command , the victory established the pattern for allied operations on the western front.
Lieutenant-general SIR JOHN MONASH became the first Australian to command the Australian corps on 30 May 1918.
On 4 july 1918, in a major action, Australian corps captured LE HAMEL and VAIRE wood in an attack that became a model for futures battles .
Our small association "PANSY of HAMEL " propose to you a guided tour of the Australian battlefield of Le HAMEL with a cart pulled by our draught-horse (PANSY).
Now, we offer to you a quick visit (1h30) of the Australian battlefield of HAMEL, allowing you to see the plate ROSS BASTIAN in front of the church,german line and the australian front line on the west of HAMEL, PEAR trench, KIDNEY trench, HUNS walk, VAIRE wood.
You can see all the photos of PANSY on http://penseedelehamel.blog4ever.com,
Excepted opposite indication, photos were made by EDDY DEFRAIN for the association "PANSY of HAMEL".
In the cart ,we can take five persons.
The fare for cart with guide is 25€ for an hour and an half by person.
If you prefer to see more sites around VILLERS-BRETONNEUX,we could come with you in your car, for a charge of 20 euros by an hour.
We are Somme Battlefields' Partner, a label created by the Comité Départemental du Tourisme de