Surviving the Great War: Australian prisoners of war on the Western Front 1916-18

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12.30 pm, BAE Systems Theatre

Between 1916 and 1918, more than 3,800 Australians were taken prisoner by German forces on the Western Front. Their story is one of surrender and inaction, at odds with a triumphant national memory of the fighting in France that emphasised the AIF’s victories over its defeats. Join senior historian Dr Aaron Pegram as he discusses aspects of time spent in German captivity, and how many regarded survival a personal triumph.