By (author) Patrick Lindsay
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Fromelles by Patrick Lindsay
Book DescriptionOn 19 July 1916, in the northern French village of Fromelles, Australia sufferedits worst-ever military defeat when a British offi cer ordered 15,000 of our best andbravest to go 'over the top' and attack the German lines. Eight hours later, morethan 5500 Diggers lay dead or wounded: the equivalent of all Australian casualtiesfrom the Boer, Korean and Vietnam wars combined. In addition, some 400 of ourboys were taken prisoner, but almost 200 vanished and remain missing to this day. Fromelles ranks as Australia's worst military disaster, yet it barely rates a mention inour history books and is absent from our war memorials. What happened to the Diggers who mysteriously disappeared? In an enthralling mixof detective story and passionate historical retelling, Patrick Lindsay travels across theworld to the killing fi elds of northern France in his quest to honour our fallen, andunravel one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of World War I. Fromelles tells the story of the painstaking detective work of a group of Australianamateur historians that led to the discovery of the location of the largest mass wargrave site since the Second World War. It follows the story of the battle and whythe historians believed the site was missed. It also takes us to the fi rst inconclusiveexploration of the site by archaeologists in 2007. This edition of Fromelles includes a new chapter that fi nally reveals the truth. InJune 2008 best-selling author Patrick Lindsay travelled to France to observe thearchaeological dig that conclusively identifi ed Pheasant Wood as the fi nal restingplace of the missing Diggers of Fromelles. This new chapter follows the investigationof the site and discusses the many unresolved issues that are involved in recoveringthe missing Diggers from the graves sites. "Remains have now been uncovered in all fi ve suspected World War I grave sites in NorthernFrance ...This is a signifi cant day for Australia." Major General Mike O'Brien
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781740666848
(233mm x 157mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: Australia
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On July 19 1916, in the northern French village of Fromelles, Australia suffered its worst-ever military defeat when a British officer ordered 15,000 of our best and bravest to go over the top and attack the German lines. Contains new information from the Fromelles site.
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