The village sits on top of the ridge that bears its name, a ridge that was an objective on the 1st July 1916. As it was, the whole position was not finally cleared until early September 1916 as German, Australian and British troops fought tenaciously over it. This edition of Pozieres joins over 140 published titles in the acclaimed Battleground series. These well written and highly illustrated guide books not only bring the battlefields alive for visitors but inform and entertain readers at home. AUTHOR: Dr G J Keech researched the Great War for over twenty years, an interest which resulted from the desire to find out more about a relative who was killed in the war in 1917. For seven years he was the Deputy Chairmen and Chairman of the Western Front Association. He has three titles in the Battleground Europe series.