November 17th 2018


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COVER STORY An election-winning policy: a development bank for Australia

VICTORIAN ELECTION The left gets ready to scream 'haters!'

CANBERRA OBSERVED Nats fracas points up need for vigilance

NATIONAL AFFAIRS Divisions undermine Morrison's leadership

SOCIETY UNDER THREAT The time is now for a real deal for the family

NCC SYDNEY DINNER Speakers spark keenness for a challenging 2019

NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT Aborigines hope to benefit in Kimberley development

CLIMATE CHANGE Rising sea levels? Pacific island data says 'no'

ROYAL COMMISSION Big banks shaken and stirred in their swamp

U.S. HISTORY Slavery: a yet unresolved legacy

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS The U.S. and China: more than trade is at stake

SOCIETY UNDER THREAT Partisan divide must vanish for defence of civilisational foundation: Christianity

MUSIC ABBA live: just not in person or on stage

CINEMA Coco: Family and home trump 'identity'

BOOK REVIEW Remnant hopes for post-Brexit Britain

BOOK REVIEW The Great War, raw and uncensored

HUMOUR A few more snippets from Forget's Dictionary of Inaccurate Facts, Furphys and Falsehoods

POETRY

LETTERS

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THE LOST LEGIONS OF FROMELLES:
The True Story of the Most Dramatic Battle in Australia's History

Peter Barton

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by Peter Barton

(Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 2014)
Paperback: 403 pages
ISBN: 9781742377117
Price: AUD$32.95

 

Book description

The action at Fromelles in July 1916 is Australia’s most catastrophic military failure. The story has always appeared simple, but in truth history did not unfold in the way we have for so long been led to believe. Peter Barton has written an authoritative and revelatory book on Fromelles. He describes its long and surprising genesis, and offers an unexpected account of the fighting; he investigates the interrogation of Anglo-Australian prisoners, and the results of shrewd German propaganda techniques; and he explores the circumstances surrounding the “missing” Pheasant Wood graves. This compelling and illuminating history dispels many a myth surrounding one of the bloodiest battlefields of the Great War.

 

About the author

Peter Barton was the Fromelles Project historian and has spent 10 years researching this story. A documentary filmmaker, archaeologist and respected World War I expert, he has also written books on the World War I battles of the Somme, Arras and Passchendaele.


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