Fromelles: The Final Chapters

by Tim Lycett
$24.99

Publisher: Penguin Australia Pty Ltd

Publication Date: August 29, 2016

ISBN: 9780143571919

Binding: Paperback

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For Honour.
For Courage.
For Remembrance.

The Battle of Fromelles in France during the First World War was Australia's worst 24 hours. Thousands of men were shot down amid the horror of that blundered attack.

The whereabouts of hundreds of dead soldiers was unknown for almost a century until the discovery in 2008 of unmarked mass graves at Pheasant Wood. The remains of these 250 men sparked a mission to reclaim their identities.

Tim Lycett and Sandra Playle became key players in the identification project. They pieced together fragments of information from relics, military records and family histories using genealogy data and DNA analysis. They fought to have authorities reopen investigations in their quest to find the untold stories of the diggers and reconnect them with their families.

This is an inspiring, heart-rending account of war, its aftermath and its effect on the lives of the lost diggers' descendants.