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At Fromelles in the Great War the Australian Army faced its Single Bloodiest Day Ever

At Fromelles in the Great War the Australian Army faced its Single Bloodiest Day Ever

The price of WW1 to Australia and New Zealand was beyond measure. Every small town across both nations has a memorial listing those who followed the call but never returned from Gallipoli, or France, or Palestine. In Melbourne, the memorial is called The Shrine and it is indeed sacred to all those who lie in foreign fields and are honored on the 25th of April each year - ANZAC Day - which commemorates the date of the first landings at Gallipoli

The price of WW1 to Australia and New Zealand was beyond measure. Every small town across both nations has a memorial listing those who followed the call but never returned from Gallipoli, or France, or Palestine. In Melbourne, the memorial is called The Shrine and it is indeed sacred to all those who lie in foreign fields and are honored on the 25th of April each year - ANZAC Day - which commemorates the date of the first landings at Gallipoli

Monument to the Lighthorse, within the grounds of the Park of the Australian Soldier, Beersheba.

Monument to the Lighthorse, within the grounds of the Park of the Australian Soldier, Beersheba.

The original lone pine stood on a ridge above Gallipoli and became a landmark for the troops during WWI. It was eventually destroyed but Private Thomas McDowell, 23rd Battalion, AIF, carried a pine cone from the Lone Pine battlefield to Melbourne on his return from the war. A seedling from this cone was planted in 1933 and the third generation tree was planted in 2006 to ensure the ANZAC tradition of service and sacrifice would continue. This tree is now at The Shrine of Remembrance…

The original lone pine stood on a ridge above Gallipoli and became a landmark for the troops during WWI. It was eventually destroyed but Private Thomas McDowell, 23rd Battalion, AIF, carried a pine cone from the Lone Pine battlefield to Melbourne on his return from the war. A seedling from this cone was planted in 1933 and the third generation tree was planted in 2006 to ensure the ANZAC tradition of service and sacrifice would continue. This tree is now at The Shrine of Remembrance…

Australian ambulance men at Bernafay carrying victims of trench foot. France WW1

Australian ambulance men at Bernafay carrying victims of trench foot. France WW1

Arthur Blackburn, VC - an Australian hero, his men, and their two world wars. Gallipoli hero, Victoria Cross recipient, battalion and brigade commander, conqueror of Damascus and defiant antagonist of the Japanese - by any measure Arthur Seaforth Blackburn was one of Australia's most remarkable soldiers. This, the first Blackburn biography, details the famous battles that shaped Australia. It tells Blackburn's story through the eyes of his comrades and friends.

Arthur Blackburn, VC - an Australian hero, his men, and their two world wars. Gallipoli hero, Victoria Cross recipient, battalion and brigade commander, conqueror of Damascus and defiant antagonist of the Japanese - by any measure Arthur Seaforth Blackburn was one of Australia's most remarkable soldiers. This, the first Blackburn biography, details the famous battles that shaped Australia. It tells Blackburn's story through the eyes of his comrades and friends.

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