Our Darkest Day

Patrick Lindsay

The tragic battle of Fromelles and the Diggers' final resting place.

On 19 July 1916, in the French village of Fromelles, Australia suffered its worst ever military defeat when 15,000 of our best and bravest attacked the German lines. Eight hours later more than 5,500 Diggers lay dead or wounded.

In this abridged edition of the bestselling Fromelles, Patrick Lindsay takes us back to the killing fields of Northern France. Our darkest day also includes the recent discovery of the largest mass grave since the Second World War, the recovery and identification of Diggers' remains, and the opening of the new Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery in 2010.

Soft cover, photographs, 249 pages.