For war purposes
In 1915, German soldiers, entrenched in the Northern section of Pozieres, transformed the windmill into an observatory to orientate their artillery fire.
A windmill to destroy
Being in a strategic position, the windmill became a target for the allies. Already damaged in September 1915, its walls could no longer resist and collapsed the following year.
Back it to life
To reconnect with Pozieres’ history, our association wishes to raise the winged giant, and also commemorate the soldiers who fell at its feet.