Monday 6 August 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. 2 comments
To Flanders Fields, 1917, Exhibition, Photographs & Film

The exhibition will feature a 15 minute film, based on the photographic and film work of Captain Frank Hurley, Official War Photographer during the Ypres-Passchendaele Offensive.

This is a short excerpt from that film (2 mins 43 secs).


Title: To Flanders Fields, 1917: through the eyes of Frank Hurley
Produced by: the Australian War Memorial
Producer: Ray McJannett
Sound & sound effects: Lenny Preston
Original music: Antoni Rudnicki
Narrators: Craig Marvel, Sharron Parmeter
Archival film and photos: Captain Frank Hurley
Diary extracts of Frank Hurley (courtesy of National Library of Australia)
Copyright: Australian War Memorial (2007)



An excellent film and it brings a measure of the stark reality of what they endured to us.
My Grandfather Henry John Victor Hall was at Gallipoli with the 18th Infantry Battalion AIF and later in Flanders and France.
He said very little of it all but the film perhaps says some of it on their behalf.
I will make every effort to see the exhibition.
Thank you



Claire Dujardin

I find the short film very very interesting about the battle of Ypres.
I know some photographs that I saw in the film about Menin road and Hellfire Corner.

Thanks to the Aussies who fought for and with us in Belgium.

Claire,a Belgian woman
my grandmother was 16 years old in 1917 !