Tuesday, 19 July 2016

100 year commemoration FROMELLES - A song from THE FRONT

This week marks 100 years since the World War I battles
of Fromelles and Pozieres — two of the deadliest and most gruesome in
Australia's military history.
In an attempt to feint and distract German forces who were battling the French and British on the Somme in the south, Australian forces were sent into Fromelles, about 100 kilometres north, at 6:00pm on July 19, 1916.

was Australia's introduction to the Western Front — the main theatre of
the war — after spending months fighting in Gallipoli, and the results
were disastrous.

Fromelles: 'Don't forget me, cobber'

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