Australian's on the Western Front
Battlefield Tour - 90+ years on
Special digital edition:
Original 200 page landscape colour book available in PDF format (plus the digital download eBook has 450 additional pages
of photos and information)
This book follows an Australian War Memorial
guided tour of the battlefields of France and Belgium where the
First AIF fought in the First World War
large book has full page plates of the locations, maps plus 100s of
colour photos of the locations made famous by the Australians in the
Great War. Descriptions are provided of the major campaigns and
locations the Australians fought in. Contemporary photos of the front
are also included for comparison where possible. Photos and
descriptions of the 5 Divisional Memorials, the Corps memorial at
Hamel, the Australian National Monument at Villers-Bretonneux and much
more. Visits are made to many of the major war cemeteries as well as
Amiens, Arras and Ypres (including the Menin Gate). Battlefields
include the Somme, le Hamel, Mont St Quentin, Peronne, Bullecourt,
Pozieres, Paschendaele, Fromelles, Messines, Notre Dame St Lorette,
Hill 60 etc.
In addition visits are made to the
Normandy beaches, Bayeux, Caen, Brugges, Paris and the Imperial War
Museum in London.
A fabulous tribute to the men of the
First AIF and a great research resource for anyone planning a visit
to the Western Front.
This ebook tours the battlefields of
France and Belgium where the First AIF fought in the First World
100s of photos of the sites and scenes of these battlefields, the
major towns and war cemetries are included along with contemporary
photos and descriptions of the campaigns and battles.
This large ebook has full page plates of the locations, maps plus
100s of colour photos of the locations made famous by the
Australians in the Great War. Descriptions are provided of the major
campaigns and locations the Australians fought in. Contemporary
photos of the front are also included for comparison where possible.
Also includes Photos and descriptions of the 5 Divisional Memorials,
the Corps memorial at Hamel, the Australian National Monument at
Villers-Bretonneux and much more.
Visits are made to many of the major war cemeteries as well as
Amiens, Arras and Ypres (including the Menin Gate).
Battlefields include the Somme, le Hamel, Mont St Quentin, Peronne,
Bullecourt, Pozieres, Paschendaele, Fromelles, Messines, Notre Dame
St Lorette, Hill 60.
In addition visits are made to the Normandy beaches, Bayeux, Caen,
Brugges, Paris and the Imperial War Museum in London.
A fabulous tribute to the men of the First AIF and a great research
resource for anyone planning a visit to the Western Front.
Ebook comprehensively covers:
Compiegne - scene of the armistice in 1918 and the surrender of
France in 1940
Amiens - scene of the desperate battle for survival in 1918
Lochnagar mine crater at la Boiselle
Pozieres, Gibralter, Windmill and Mouquet Farm, 1 Division AIF
monument -scene of horrendous fighting in 1916 on the Somme
Tank Corps monument at Pozieres
Thiepval - Battle of the Somme 1916
Beaumont-Hamel, Newfoundland park - scene of Canadian sacrifice
Ulster tower - monument to the Ulster Division
Albert - Hanging Virgin, Albert Cathedral and War Museum and tunnels
- main staging post of the battle of the Somme
Heilly - Somme - 1916-18 - brigade HQ of rhe 3rd Division AIF
Flers - Somme - 1916 - AIF Burial Ground - Grass lane
Guards War Cemetery - les Bouefs
Bernafey Woods British War Cemetery
Bullecourt, Reinecourt, Hendecourt - Somme 1917 - scene of 1st and
2nd battles of Bullecourt where 10,000 Australian casualties were
Monument to the missing - Rue de Australiens, nr Bullecourt and
Six-Ways cross roads - scene of sacrifice and a VC won
Slouch hat monument Bullecourt
Digger monument Bullecourt
Vignacourt War Cemetery - Somme 1916
Richthofens burial site
Bertangles - Monash's HQ
Baupame - Somme 1917
Daours War Cemetery - Somme 1918
Villers Bretonneaux - Somme 1918 - Australian National Monument and
Villers Bretonneaux School and War Museum
Corbie - Somme 1918
Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension - Somme 1918
Le Hamel - Somme 1918 - scene of Monash's victory - the Black Day
for the German Army
Sainte Colette brickworks - Vaux Sur Somme - scene of Richthofen's
Bray - Somme 1918
Chipilly - Somme 1918 -Goodbye Old man monument
Sailly le Sac - Somme 1918 - 3rd Division AIF Monument
Heilly Station War cemetery - Somme
Vimy Ridge - 1917 - Lens
Notre Dame de Lorette French War Cemetery, Basilica and lantern
Osuary 1914-15 - scene of fierce fighting around Arras
Mont St Eloi, Ablain and Carency
Neuville St Vaast German War Cemetery
Flesquieres, Cambrai 1918 - buried tank
Arras - 1914-18
Doingt Communal War Cemetery, Tincourt War Cemetery, Hargicourt War
Cemetery - Somme 1916
Peronne - Somme - 1918 and Roo de Kanga
Historial de la Grand Guerre (war museum Citadel Peronne)
Mont St Quentin - Somme 1918 - 2nd Division AIF memorial - Avenue
Bellinglise - Somme 1918 - 4th Division AIF memorial - Hindenburg
St Quentin Canal - Somme 1918
Montbrehain British War Cemetery - scene of AIF's final action in
Calvaire British War Cemetery - St Martin sur Cojuel - Somme
Bony - Somme 1918 - US War Cemetery
Ypres - Belgium 1914-18
Menin Gate - Ypres - monument to the missing
Messines Ridge - Flanders Belgium - 1917 - scene of fierce fighting
by Australian and NZ forces at the Uhlan trench
Fromelles - France - 1916 - scene of 1st action by the AIF on the
Western Front - tragic waste of lives
Fromelles Cobbers Monument and German bunkers
VC Corner War Cemetery, Sugarloaf, Fromelles - only mass burial site
of the AIF - memorial to the missing
la Cordonnerie Farm, Fromelles and underground tunnel
War Museum Fromelles
Hitler bunker at Fromelles, Hitler at Fromelles
German Minenwefer bunker at Fromelles
Lankhof Farm Ypres and hellfire Corner, Ypres
Hill 60 Ypres - AIF Tunnellers Monument
Polygon Wood War Cemetery - 3rd Battle of Ypres - AIF 5th Division
monument and NZ memorial to the missing
Passchendaele 1917 - Zonnebeke, Broodseinde, Tyne Cot War Cemetery
Canadian Monument Zonnebeke Belgium
Langemarck German War Cemetery Belgium incl Hitler's visit to the
cemetery in 1940
Essex Farm, Ypres Belgium - scene of McCrae's "In Flanders Fields"
Poperinghe Belgium, Toc H Club
Brugges, Belgium - medieval city
Bayeaux, Normandy - Bayeux tapestry
Bayeaux War Museum and War Cemetery
Caen and William the Conqueror's Castle - Caen was bombed into ruin
Normandy Invasion beaches France 1944:
Pointe du Hoc - scene of US Rangers cliff top assault
Omaha Beach - US War Cemetery and German beach defences
Arromanches - Mulberry harbour and War Museum
Gold beach - le Hamel
Paris, Chunnel and London - Imperial War Museum
Months of work capturing the spirit, tragedy and achievements of the
AIF in World War One.
This book is not on sale generally, available in hardcover by
special order only from the author.
Ebook is in easy to read PDF format. Suitable for Windows PC or
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This special digital version has 450
additional pages of photos, map and descriptive text that could
not be included in the hardcover book..
Illustrations here are reduced in scale for web - ebook is high resolution PDF
Note 1. : The Australian War Memorial (AWM)
has had no involvement in this publication. No AWM material or
contributions have been made to this publication. It is a private
record of the battlefield tour.
Note 2. : The hardcover book of this
tour is available by special order only. Email address below to
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