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Fromelles and Pozi—êres: In the Trenches of Hell
September 4, 2016 @ 3:30 am - 5:30 am
On 19 July 1916, 7,000 Australian soldiers ‚Äì in the first major action of the AIF on the Western Front ‚Äì attacked entrenched German positions at Fromelles in northern France.
By the next day, there were over 5,500 casualties, including nearly 2,000 dead.
Yet the sad truth is that, nearly a century on from those battles, Australians know only a fraction of what occurred.
With his extraordinary vigour and commitment to research, Peter FitzSimons shows why this is a story about which all Australians can be proud. And angry.
Date: Wednesday 9 March, 5.30pm arrival for 6pm start
Location: Auditorium, Shrine of Remembrance
Cost: FREE, gold coin donation welcome