Fromelles : Australia's bloodiest day at war / Carole Wilkinson.Material type: BookSeries: 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
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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?