The Battle of FROMELLES: 1916

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by Roger Lee

The Battle of Fromelles remains the single bloodiest day in terms of numbers of soldiers killed, wounded or missing, in Australia’s military history. The battle now is also one of the most controversial military episodes in Australian history. Unsurprisingly, Australians in the Twenty-First Century find the loss of over 1,700 soldiers killed in one 24 hour period confronting.
The battle for Fromelles was undoubtedly a tragedy – in the midst of a war which produced many such tragedies. Should anyone be blamed? Does finger pointing from the safety of 95 years distance add much to our understanding of the battle, the Western Front or the war itself? This book attempts to look at the battle, free from emotion, and place the course of events and the unfurling of the tragedy into its tactical, operational and strategic setting.

 

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ISBN: 9780980658293

Subtitle:
Australian Army Campaign Series - 8

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New card cover, 206 pages