Fromelles


On 19 July 1916, in the northern French village of Fromelles, Australia suffered its worst-ever military defeat when a British offi cer ordered 15,000 of our best and bravest to go ‘over the top' and attack the German lines. Eight hours later, more than 5500 Diggers lay dead or wounded: the equivalent of all Australian casualties from the Boer, Korean and Vietnam wars combined. In addition, some 400 of our boys were taken prisoner, but almost 200 vanished and remain missing to this day. Fromelles ranks as Australia's worst military disaster, yet it barely rates a mention in our history books and is absent from our war memorials. What happened to the Diggers who mysteriously disappeared? In an enthralling mix of read more

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ISBN:

9781740665117

Format:

Hardback

Dimensions:

24cm x 16cm

RRP:

$45.00

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 November 2007

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Patrick Lindsay

After a long career as a print and television journalist, Patrick Lindsay has also become one of Australia's leading non-fiction authors. Among his published books are: The Spirit of Kokoda (Hardie Grant), the story of the battles which saved Australia in WWII; TheEssence of Kokoda, a concise guide to the Kokoda story; The Spirit of Gallipoli. Cosgrove… Portrait of a Leader; Kokoda Spirit exploring the spirit of the Diggers of Kokoda