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Images of Dernancourt, France
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Place Of Creation : Dernancourt, France
Date of creation : 1922
Format : Photograph
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Copyright :

Material generously provided by the Mayor and Citizens of Dernancourt, Dept de la Somme, France.

Permission is given for images to be reproduced for educational purposes. Please remember many images directly relate to the sacrifice given by Servicemen defending the Somme in World War 1 and must therefore be treated with appropriate respect. Failure to do so may incur prosecution.

Description :

Australian soldiers, including South Australians of the 48th Battalion, were involved in fighting around the French village of Dernancourt (in the Somme region) during March and April of 1918.

After the Armistice in November 1918 M. Marce Braibant, Consul-General of the Ardennes in France, coordinated efforts to help rebuild France and suggested a scheme for the 'adoption' of devastated towns and villages.

Dernancourt was 'adopted' by Adelaide and money was raised to support the reconstruction of the town. The funds raised were primarily used for the rebuilding of the school, now known as the 'Adelaide School'.

The Adelaide suburb of Dernancourt is named in commemoration of this connection between Adelaide and Dernancourt, France.

These images are not part of the collection of the State Library of South Australia. The low resolution images presented here may be downloaded for research or study, but high resolution files of these images are not available for purchase.

Period : 1914-1918,1919-1927
Place : Dernancourt, France
Further reading :

Manning, Geoffrey. Alms across the sea : a tale of two towns, [Adelaide : G. Manning, 1999?]

Internet links :

Australians on the Western Front 1914-1918 [Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs] See: Dernancourt and the Battle of Dernancourt

The Battle for Dernancourt [Defence Reserves Association (NSW) and Military Police Association of Australia]

Manning Index of South Australian History: Dernancourt and WWI: Community involvement

Village de Dernancourt : information about Dernancourt (in French)



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