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The Resource Fromelles : the final chapters : how the buried diggers were identified and their lives reclaimed, Tim Lycett and Sandra Playle

Fromelles : the final chapters : how the buried diggers were identified and their lives reclaimed, Tim Lycett and Sandra Playle

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Fromelles : the final chapters : how the buried diggers were identified and their lives reclaimed
Title
Fromelles
Title remainder
the final chapters : how the buried diggers were identified and their lives reclaimed
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Tim Lycett and Sandra Playle
Title variation
How the buried diggers were identified and their lives reclaimed
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Language
eng
Summary
When we give these soldiers a dignified grave we accomplish here one of the oldest gestures of mankind. It is a gesture of devotion. It is the gesture accomplished by every son for his father and by every nation for their heroes. Let them rest in peace in this land for which they shed their blood and which owes them everything, including freedom! The Battle of Fromelles is Australia's worst 24 hours according to the Australian War Memorial. As a result of the attack on 19-20 July 1916, the Australian casualties numbered 5533 men, including 1917 killed. For ninety years, the fate of the Diggers who broke through enemy lines was unknown. Then in 2008 the remains of 250 Australian soldiers were discovered in an unmarked mass grave at Pheasant Wood, and one of the great mysteries of World War I was finally solved. This is the story of a mission to identify and reclaim those lost Diggers. Former forensic crime scene investigator Tim Lycett details how determined volunteers worked with bureaucracies across the world to link the dead with their families nearly a century after the event. He brings to light the deeply moving personal stories of Australian soldiers who died on the battlefield of Fromelles, and who might otherwise have remained unknown forever
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Lycett, Tim
Dewey number
940.4272
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Playle, Sandra
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Fromelles, Battle of, Fromelles, France, 1916
  • World War, 1914-1918
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Fromelles : the final chapters : how the buried diggers were identified and their lives reclaimed, Tim Lycett and Sandra Playle
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  • At foot of title: Viking
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-247) and index
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volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050725160
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
[xi], 262 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780670075362
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), facsimiles, map, portraits (some colour)
Label
Fromelles : the final chapters : how the buried diggers were identified and their lives reclaimed, Tim Lycett and Sandra Playle
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • At foot of title: Viking
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050725160
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
[xi], 262 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780670075362
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), facsimiles, map, portraits (some colour)

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