Volunteers have restored a giant map of Australia on the hills of Britain


                                Волонтеры восстановили гигантскую карту Австралии на холмах Британии

The map was built by Australian soldiers during the First world war.

A huge map was carved on the hills of Wiltshire in 1917 by soldiers of the Imperial armed forces, roskowski at home. Many of them never came back.

For a hundred years after the end of world war II, a 46-inch card was covered with grass and disappeared.


                                Волонтеры восстановили гигантскую карту Австралии на холмах Британии

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Official name: United Kingdom of great Britain and Northern Ireland


                                Волонтеры восстановили гигантскую карту Австралии на холмах Британии

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                                Волонтеры восстановили гигантскую карту Австралии на холмах Британии

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                                Волонтеры восстановили гигантскую карту Австралии на холмах Британии

The Capital – London

Largest cities: London, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Belfast, Manchester, Edinburgh

Form of government – parliamentary monarchy

Territory – 243 809 km2 (78th in the world)

Population – 63,743 million people (22nd in the world)

The official language is English

Religion – Christianity

HDI – 0,907 (14th in the world)

GDP of $2.98 trillion (5th in the world)

Currency – pound sterling

It borders with the Republic of Ireland

Volunteers spent three months to deepen the contours of the Green continent and cover them with chalk.

During the First world war Australian soldiers were based at camp Hardcut — one of three large tent camps in Wiltshire. The camp was laid out in 1916. But only in 1917, the Australians recognized as a separate military unit of the Imperial armed forces. Home-sick soldiers “painted” on the hillside map of Australia, Hipocrates to create about 17 weeks.


                                Волонтеры восстановили гигантскую карту Австралии на холмах Британии

We will remind, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the First world war at the tower of London lit 10 thousand lights.

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