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Fromelles: Our Darkest Day (Patrick Lindsay)


On the 19th July 1916, in the small French village of Fromelles, Australia suffered its worst military defeat. Sent into battle underprepared, and significantly outnumbered, more than 5,500 Australian casualties were sustained in a single night. This moving and captivating read explores the events of the battle, and those responsible for the decisions made. It also focuses upon the quest, almost a century later, to search for the Australian soldiers unaccounted for following the battle. Information is provided about the archaeological dig to uncover the mass graves following their discovery, and the use of DNA technology to identify, and finally put to rest, the missing soldiers.

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