Monday 13 August 2007 by Mal Booth. No comments.
Exhibitions, Lawrence of Arabia and the Light Horse Loans, Our exhibition

In this post I will begin to cover my second trip to London in late June 2006 to negotiate

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Friday 10 August 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. 1 comments.
To Flanders Fields, 1917 Exhibition

Last night the Australian War Memorial's latest special exhibition, To Flanders Fields, 1917 was officially launched.  A large gathering of invited guests saw the Chairman of the Council of the Australian War Memorial, Major General Adrian Clunies-Ross AO MBE (Ret'd), give the opening address and introduce the guest speakers.

The Ambassador for Belgium, His Excellency Mr Frank Carruet gave a sincere and heart-felt speech, followed by The Minister for Veterans' Affairs, The Hon. Bruce Billson MP, who also made an excellent speech before officially opening the exhibition.

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Friday 10 August 2007 by Mal Booth. No comments.
Exhibitions, Lawrence of Arabia and the Light Horse Loans, Our exhibition

A while back, one of our regular readers was talking to me about what we were doing and expressed some surprise at what effort is going into this exhibition. He said that he thought we just went out the back and grabbed things to put into cabinets and presto, an exhibition is born. Well, words to that effect. Others have emailed me recently about being interested in what goes into putting our exhibitions together.

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Friday 10 August 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. 2 comments.
To Flanders Fields, 1917 Exhibition

10 August - Year of bloodshed best not forgotten, The Sydney Morning Herald

10 August - Exhibition evokes cruel days of 1917, The Canberra Times

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Thursday 9 August 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. No comments.
To Flanders Fields, 1917 Exhibition

Just a reminder that this exhibition will open here at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra tomorrow - Friday 10 August.

Admission to the Memorial and this exhibition is free. Hope you can come and see it.

Check our web page 'Planning your visit'

Also check out online, an excerpt (nearly 3 mins) from the exhibition's 15 minute film

/blog.awm.gov.au/awm/2007/08/06/exhibition-film-preview/

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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).

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Friday 3 August 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. 4 comments.
To Flanders Fields, 1917 Frontline troops, Passchendaele (Ypres)

The following extract is from C. E. W. Bean’s Official History, Volume IV, pp 729-730.  It highlights an often overlooked branch of the AIF during their most gruelling trial at Ypres during 1917.

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A while back, actually a long while back, I promised to enlighten you about a couple of inspiring things that I saw in London in 2006 during my visits to view the IWM's Lawrence of Arabia, the Life, the Legend exhibition and to negotiate our UK loans. So after a long delay and absolutely no requests to read the second part of my story, here it is.

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Friday 13 July 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. 1 comments.
To Flanders Fields, 1917 Commemoration

Pilgrimage to Passchendaele: a killing field haunted by family memories, Telegraph (UK), 30 July 2007

Diggers remembered in Passchendaele ceremonies, ABC News (Australia), 13 July 2007 (includes online audio feature)

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