From Hamel to Montbrehain - the last 50 years
This Remembrance Day marks the 100th anniversary of the World War 1 Armistice - a declaration that ended the fighting that had begun in 1914.
The July victory at Hamel followed nearly 100 days later with the Australian troops breaching the German Beaurevoir Line at Montbrehain. During the battles, five under resourced divisions of the Australian infantry defeated 39 divisions of the Imperial German Army, liberated 116 French towns and villages, and captured nearly 30,000 prisoners.
Linton Reynolds is a dedicated researcher of the local enlistees who committed themselves to fight for King and Country. This session will trace the history of the events that took place between July and November, and how new battle strategies changed the course of the war.
Places are limited and bookings are essential.
If you are unable to attend after booking please notify the library.
Phone (08) 9394 5125