VE Day 2020

Today we marked 75 years of peace in Martinpuich. The Mayor had asked us all to stay clear from the memorial while he marked the anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe so we walked up one hour later to lay our wreath, bringing us in Read more…

ANZAC Day 2020

This is not the ANZAC Day we planned but here at the Silent Picket in Martinpuich the courage and sacrifice of the ANZACs are not forgotten. ‘At every cost,’ they said, ‘it must be done.’ They told us in the early afternoon. We sit and wait the coming of the Read more…

Planning for ANZAC Day 2020

18th March 2020 – update The Australian Embassy in France has announced that this year’s ANZAC Day ceremony at Villers-Bretonneux will be cancelled. Original Post 25th April 2020 The ANZAC Day Ceremony will be held again at 5:30am on the 25th April 2020 at the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux. Read more…