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Fromelles : Australia's bloodiest day at war / Carole Wilkinson.

By: Wilkinson, Carole, 1950- [author,, writer of introduction.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Drum (Fitzroy, Vic.): Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. : Black Dog Books, 2012, ©2011Description: 182 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781742031767; 1742031765.Subject(s): World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Australian -- Children's nonfiction | Australia -- History, Military -- 20th century -- Children's nonfiction
Contents:
Map of the Western Front -- World War I timeline -- Basic Australian army structure -- New recruits -- Green fields and barbed wire -- Lethal weapons -- Attack -- Map of the Fromelles battlefield -- Dead and the dying -- Defeat -- What went wrong? -- Tommies, Frogs and Fritz -- Pheasant Wood -- Postscript -- Map of the Battle of Fromelles site today.
Summary: The Battle of Fromelles lasted less than 24 hours . in which more than 5000 Australian soldiers were killed, wounded or taken prisoner. What was the purpose of this bloody and ultimately pointless loss of life? And why, almost a century later, did the world.s attention shift to the village of Fromelles?
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The first shots were fired at 11 a.m. on the 19th of July 1916. The Battle of Fromelles lasted less than 24 hours. When the battle was over, more than 5000 Australian soldiers had been killed, wounded or taken prisoner - more soldiers died at Fromelles than in the Boer, Korean and Vietnam wars combined. What was the point of this bloody loss of life and terrible suffering? What did it achieve? And why, almost a century later, did the attention of the world once again turn to Fromelles?

Includes bibliographical references and index. For secondary school age. CBA Shortlist.

Map of the Western Front -- World War I timeline -- Basic Australian army structure -- New recruits -- Green fields and barbed wire -- Lethal weapons -- Attack -- Map of the Fromelles battlefield -- Dead and the dying -- Defeat -- What went wrong? -- Tommies, Frogs and Fritz -- Pheasant Wood -- Postscript -- Map of the Battle of Fromelles site today.

The Battle of Fromelles lasted less than 24 hours . in which more than 5000 Australian soldiers were killed, wounded or taken prisoner. What was the purpose of this bloody and ultimately pointless loss of life? And why, almost a century later, did the world.s attention shift to the village of Fromelles?

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