The Western Front was epitomised by the brute force of men against machine and each other. Tens of thousands were lost in the maelstrom of war. In the horror, friendships were forged that endured even through death. This is the story of one such friendship...

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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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Wednesday 11 April 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. 24 comments.
To Flanders Fields, 1917 Battles, Passchendaele (Ypres)

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