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The Resource Fromelles : Australia's darkest day and the dramatic discovery of our fallen World War One Diggers, Patrick Lindsay

Fromelles : Australia's darkest day and the dramatic discovery of our fallen World War One Diggers, Patrick Lindsay

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Fromelles : Australia's darkest day and the dramatic discovery of our fallen World War One Diggers
Title
Fromelles
Title remainder
Australia's darkest day and the dramatic discovery of our fallen World War One Diggers
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Lindsay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Battle of Fromelles was barely reported in 1916. The futile battle, for 400 metres of ground defended by a profusion of German machine guns, has been called the worst 24 hours in Australian history, with more than 5,500 killed, injured or imprisoned, more casualties than the country lost in the Boer war, Korea and Vietnam combined. Some of the bodies were recovered by the allies, more rotted in no man's land until after the war, but the site of the mass grave dug by the Germans for hundreds of soldiers who fell within their lines was lost. It was not marked on maps and missed in the postwar recovery and reburial of bodies on both sides. Fromelles tells the story of the painstaking detective work of a group of Australian amateur historians that led to the location of the largest mass war grave site discovered since the Second World War. It follows the story of the battle and why the historians believed the site was missed. It also takes us to the first exploration of the site by archaeologists in 2007 and the June 2008 exhumation that was to reveal the truth."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Lindsay, Patrick
Dewey number
940.4272
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Fromelles, Battle of, Fromelles, France, 1916
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Soldiers' bodies, Disposition of
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Fromelles : Australia's darkest day and the dramatic discovery of our fallen World War One Diggers, Patrick Lindsay
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previous ed.: 2007
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 489-490
Control code
000043231497
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Updated ed.
Extent
500 p.
Isbn
9781740666848
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
Label
Fromelles : Australia's darkest day and the dramatic discovery of our fallen World War One Diggers, Patrick Lindsay
Publication
Note
  • Previous ed.: 2007
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 489-490
Control code
000043231497
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Updated ed.
Extent
500 p.
Isbn
9781740666848
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.

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