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The Hinge of Fate
January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am
October 23 marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein, one of the turning points of the Second World War. The 9th Australian Division was crucial to the victory of Montgomery‚Äôs 8th Army at Alamein. Although the Australians represented only 10 per cent of the 8th Army, they suffered 20 per cent of its casualties in what an admiring British general described as ‚Äòhomeric fighting.‚Äô Dr Mark Johnston, author of several books about the 9th Division and Alamein, explains why General Montgomery later acknowledged that he could not have won the battle without ‚Äòthat magnificent 9th Australian Division.‚Äô
Presenter: Dr Mark Johnston
Date: Wednesday 25 October, 6pm
Cost: $5.00 (non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours of the event)
Location: Shrine Auditorium