Archive for July, 2016

The Fromelles Disaster

It is fitting, perhaps, that a small cemetery in a corner of the Fromelles battlefield should be the final resting place of 211 recently identified Australian soldiers. It is a reminder that today, a hundred years after the bloody battle of Fromelles, there are still eleven hundred plus Diggers officially listed as missing, their final resting place unknown. Once, the German front line ran close to the edge of this cemetery. Today, the Line is marked by the ruins of an old block house. This little bit of German trench was the only part reached and captured, by Australians on the night of th…

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