Curtain comes down on To Flanders Fields exhibition
Well folks, that's it for another of the Memorial's special exhibitions, To Flanders Fields, 1917. Today we started dismantling the show in readiness for the next special exhibition, Lawrence of Arabia and the Light Horse, due to open in the same space on 7 December.
To Flanders Fields has been a very successful and popular exhibition over the past few months, confirming that the memories of Passchendaele are still deep within the community's psyche. As we said from the start, 1917 was the worst year of the war for Australian casualties, and Passchendaele was by far the most costly battle of that year. With the entire AIF involved, these losses touched so many families, and as you have seen, many more than once.
We on the exhibition team and at the Memorial in general, hope that all visitors to the exhibition and to this blog have found them interesting, informative and thought provoking.
On a personal note, I've must say I've enjoyed immensely running the blog for this exhibition. I've learned a great deal more about the campaign and battles of 1917 and about the troops of our AIF. It's all been a very rewarding experience.
Last but not least, I would like to sincerely thank all those that visited the exhibition and this blog, especially those that took the time to post a comment. The quality of the comments has been exceptionally good and have added a great deal to the blog itself.
While the exhibition is now closed, this blog will remain on the Australian War Memorial's website. It's no longer featured on the home page, but if you look down the left side of the home page you'll see it listed under 'Blogs'. If at a later date it moves, just use the site search to find it.
I'll probably leave the comment function on for a little while, but I haven't yet decided if or when this will cease.
'Bye for now...