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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
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.
incredible account. .. not to be forgotten.
- By Robert on 07-05-2016
Amazing personal accounts. Heartbreaking humanity. Vivid, engaging descriptions.
Once, while driving I was so enraptured I literally missed my turn.