Our Darkest Day: The Tragic Battle of Fromelles by Patrick Lindsay

By Patrick Lindsay

On 19 July 1916, within the northern French village of Fromelles, Australia suffered its worst-ever army defeat whilst a British officer ordered 15,000 of our greatest and bravest to move ‘over the pinnacle’ and assault the German traces. 8 hours later, greater than 5500 Diggers lay useless or wounded: the an identical of all Australian casualties from the Boer, Korean and Vietnam wars mixed. The phenomenon of Fromelles has captured the hearts of Australians everywhere in the kingdom. the tale of Australia’s worst army catastrophe and the ensuing overseas crusade to reclaim the misplaced infantrymen of the conflict of Fromelles sparked nationwide and overseas headlines, an army research and an archaeological dig to discover the resting position of those lacking infantrymen. Lambis Engelzekios’s tireless research and Patrick Lindsay’s sensational ensuing publication Fromelles was once the catalyst for a lot of this motion. Fromelles has bought over 30,000 copies seeing that ebook, and now Hardie provide provides the best model for fanatics of army historical past. An abridged model protecting the conflict itself, Our Darkest Day will intrigue army historical past enthusiasts who're prepared to profit approximately this so much notorious wartime battle.

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