The Australian War Memorial’s official magazine Wartime has been in print since November 1997. The most recent issue, number 44, is a First World War Special Issue.
It includes a collection of articles on ‘Australia’s Worst 24 hours FROMELLES’ from ‘noted experts’ including:
Another brick in the wall by Nigel Steel
My quest to find ‘the missing’ by Lambis Englezos
The Battle of Fromelles by Ashley Ekins
Reflections on a battlefield by Peter Pedersen
Digging hallowed ground by Tony Pollard
The missing of Fromelles and Kriegsarchiv, Munich by Peter Barton
There is also a collection of articles on ‘END OF THE WAR’ including:
The last to fall by Peter Burness
A very different war by Meleah Ward
Armistice 1918 by Peter Hart
Age did weary them by Christina Spittel
They shot the horses – didn’t they? By Jean Bou
Single copies and subscriptions to Wartime can be ordered online from the Australian War Memorial. They can be posted anywhere in the world. Click here for details.
The Families and Friends of the First AIF thanks the Australian, UK and French governments for affording Australian and British soldiers – presently buried in mass graves at Pheasant Wood – dignified individual reburials in a new CWGC cemetery at Fromelles, and urge those responsible to ensure all necessary scientific and other means are employed to properly identify each soldier.