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Passchendaele - The Untold Story


Book review by Gary Sheffield. With the publication in 1992 of Command on the Western Front, Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson immediately took their place among the foremost authorities on the British Army of the Great War. Their cool analysis, based on impressive labours in the archives, was far removed from the crude 'lions led by donkeys' stereoty…

063: January 2002


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Lieutenant Martin’s Letters:  F.W.S. Martin, M.M., an Anzac in the Great War


Reviewed by R. Buckley, B.A., Ph. D. Cantab. Lieutenant Fred Martin, M.M., the author’s uncle, was born in Queensland in 1895. He died at Polygon Wood, September 20th, 1917. Training as a teacher when war broke out, Martin was a fine writer whose wartime letters to his family bring images and characters vividly to life and throw light on contempor…

21 October 1917 : Pte Friend Whitwam


Zachariah Friend was a card dealer at a woollen mill. Friend was baptised 25 April 1877. Friend had two sisters, Clara and Sarah. At the time of the 1901 Census, Friend lived with his parents and younger sister Sarah at 126 George Street. Both Friend and Sarah worked in a woollen mill, Friend as a cloth finisher. Later that year, on 2 Novem…

Ep. 190 - Sir John Monash – Dr Aaron Pegram


Dr Aaron Pegram of the Australian War Memorial, developed his interest in the First World War initially through family history. A Senior Historian at the Australian War Memorial, in this, his second talk for Mentioned in Dispatches, Aaron talks about Sir John Monash. Your…

Polygon Wood ANZAC Day Commemoration Ceremony 108th Anniversary


Details from the Australian Embassy in Brussels. The program includes a dawn service at Buttes, New British Cemetery and commemorative services at Menin Gate and Toronto Avenue Cemetery. It has accompanying notes and weblinks, and includes commemorations jointly held with the New Zealand Embassy in Brussels. You will be able to follow the Anzac D…

ANZAC Day Dawn Service 2024: Polygon Wood


Main Image: Lt Ernest Brooks - This photograph is © IWM (Q 2904) from the collections of the IWM: Australian troops, probably from 11th Australian Brigade, 3rd Australian Division, including men from 11th Australian Machine Gun Company, resting on their way to the front line, 26 September 1917, during the Battle of Polygon Wood. The municipality o…