A note about ordering and delivery prior to Anzac Day:

We are currently processing a high volume of orders in the lead-up to Anzac Day. Every effort will be made to ensure you receive your products and/or reproduction material prior to Anzac Day (25 April), however we ask that you place all orders by the cut-off dates (listed below):

For Memorial Collection (image, film, sound) orders: Sunday 24 March.
For Shop (books, merchandise) orders: Sunday 7 April.

Please note: Delivery cannot be guaranteed for any orders placed after the cut-off dates.

If you require assistance with your order, please contact the eSales team directly – email esales@awm.gov.au or phone (02) 6243 4555.

The quiet Frenchman

Jean Berthe SHOP:9780646983844

This is an amazing story of a young French boy who was rescued from the battlefield of  The Somme during 1918.  He became the popular mascot of the 3rd Australian Pioneers.  When it was time to return home to Paynesville after the war, Robert Simpson resolved that the boy would not be left behind to an unknown fate.

This an interwoven account of the lives of both refugee and rescuer, set in war torn France and the beautiful village of Paynesville which lies on the heart of the Gippsland Lakes.

 

Soft cover, illustrated, 124 pages.

Related Items

  1. Duty nobly done

    This is the extraordinary true story of 11 young Australian men from one extended family and their experiences in the great adventure that would chang...

  2. Our Jacko

    A deeply personal and tender story of war, peace and those who are left behind. One hundred years after the war to end all wars, Jacko’s descendants d...

  3. The last 100 days

    In March 1918, with the fear of a one-million-man American army landing in France, the Germans attacked. In response, Australian soldiers were involve...