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  • Fromelles and Pozières

  • In the Trenches of Hell
  • By: Peter FitzSimons
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 27 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 89

On 19 July 1916, 7,000 Australian soldiers - in the first major action of the AIF on the Western Front - attacked entrenched German positions at Fromelles, in Northern France. By the next day, no fewer than 5,500 were wounded and just under 1,900 were dead - a bloodbath that the Australian War Memorial describes as 'the worst 24 hours in Australia's entire history'. Just days later, three Australian divisions attacked German positions at nearby Pozières, and over the next six weeks they suffered another 23,000 casualties.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • incredible account. .. not to be forgotten.

  • By Robert on 07-05-2016

A must listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-09-2018

Qn extremely powerful tale of some key battles fought by the ANZACs that I, like many other Australians had previously not heard of. The biik combines the elements of factual text and story very well, and helps to take you on an emptional journey with the Australian forces and get a real feel for the enormity of what they faced, whether that is from the German forces they fought, their British allies or within themselves.

To anyone with an interest in the ANZAC story and history, this is close to a must.