Ancestry honored by the Children’s Book Council of Australia

Tuesday 30 August 2016
The Australian War Memorial is proud to be awarded as an Honour book in the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books at the 2016 Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year Awards in Sydney.
 
The children’s book, Ancestry, is the third book in the Century of Service series which was developed in recognition of the service and sacrifice of those who have served Australia over the past century.

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Battle of Pozières, 100 years ago

Friday 22 July 2016

This Saturday, the Australian War Memorial will remember and honour the service and sacrifice of those Australian’s who fought during the battle of Pozières, 100 years ago.

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Centenary anniversaries of Fromelles and Pozières at the Australian War Memorial

Monday 18 July 2016

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Australian troops on the Western Front during the First World War. More Australians would die in this theatre of war than in any other.

 

Though introduced to the Western Front via the quieter “nursery” sector at Armentières, the Australians in France would face their first major operations at Fromelles and Pozières.

 

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Centenary anniversaries of Fromelles and Pozières at the Australian War Memorial

Monday 18 July 2016

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Australian troops on the Western Front during the First World War. More Australians would die in this theatre of war than in anyother.

Though introduced to the Western Front via the quieter “nursery” sector at Armentières, the Australians in France would face their first major operations at Fromelles and Pozières.

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Fromelles Remembered: A Century On

Monday 18 July 2016

This Tuesday, the Australian War Memorial will remember and honour the service and sacrifice of those Australian’s who fought during the battle of Fromelles, 100 years ago. Fromelles occurred on 19/20 July 1916 and was the first major action fought by the Australians on the Western Front. Tragically, it resulted in over 5,500 casualties in less than 24 hours in what was a brutal initiation to the fighting in France.

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