Category Archives: Books

Albert Jacka VC talk

  If you live in Victoria you may be interested in attending the next meeting of the Military Historical Society of Australia Victorian Branch Inc. Michael Lawriwsky, author of Hard Jacka and Return of the Gallipoli Legend Jacka VC will … Continue reading

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Melbourne: Over the Top

Join FFFAIF member Chris Bryett at The Shrine of Remembrance Melbourne on Friday 16th April at 2pm as he presents the tales of Harry Harnett from the Great War. Harry Hartnett joined the Australian Imperial Force in September 1915 at … Continue reading

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Australia’s diggers didn’t go over the top for King and Country, they did it for their mates and their battalion – extraordinary deeds performed by ordinary men. Harry George Harnett Henry George Hartnett, known as Harry, joined the Australian Imperial … Continue reading

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*48th Battalion History

FFFAIF member Neville Browning’s book LEANE’S BATTALION: 48th Battalion A.I.F. 1916-1919 is now available. LEANE’S BATTALION is the History of the 48th Battalion A.I.F. in World War 1, from its formation in Egypt in 1916 to its war service on … Continue reading

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Don't forget me, cobber

Don’t forget me, cobber – Book launch The much anticipated updated edition of Robin Corfield’s book, Don’t forget me, cobber, is the extraordinary story of the lead-up to the battle, the battle itself, as well as the successful search for the ‘missing … Continue reading

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*Archive Books on CD

A SALE WORTH LOOKING AT! Archive CD Books Australia offers the unique opportunity to own your own copy of  ‘hard-to-get’ books covering a large range of topics. They produce a range of World War 1 publications on CD. Until the … Continue reading

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*Memorial Way No.3 Atherton Qld

This week we feature the Atherton War Memorial, west of Cairns in Queensland. Queensland memorials will be a regular feature of Memorial Way thanks to the generosity of the authors of Salute the Brave – A Pictorial Record of Queensland War Memorials, … Continue reading

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*Gallipoli Evacuation

Gallipoli Evacuation Begins From the 8th to the 20th of December 1915, a total of 90,000 allied troops were evacuated from the Gallipoli Peninsula. Brigadier General Monash wrote about the upcoming evacuation, in a letter he planned to post after … Continue reading

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*In Flanders Fields

The 8th December 1915 edition of the English magazine Punch published for the first time the moving poem In Flanders Fields written by Canadian doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. The poem was written by McCrae the day after he witnessed the … Continue reading

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Book Launch Invite.

  Lieutenant Colonel Chris Connelly, Commanding Officer, 5th/6th RVR cordially invites you to the launch by Major General Mike O’Brien of ‘Give me back my dear old cobbers’ the story of the 58th and 59th Australian Infantry Battalions 1913-1942 by … Continue reading

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