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Mr. Brad Manera on The Battle of Fromelles through the eyes of Private Walter Eyles, 54th Battalion AIF

The Military History Society of New South Wales Incorporated presents


Mr. Brad Manera

Senior Historian and Curator – Anzac Memorial, Sydney

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The Battle of Fromelles through the eyes of Private Walter Eyles, 54th Battalion AIF

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The late afternoon of 19 July 1916 the newest and youngest of the AIF’s divisions attacked the German lines in front of the village of Fromelles. The 5th Division launched a force of about 7,500 men at the enemy. When the sun rose the next morning 5,533 of them were dead, wounded or captured. Private Walter Eyles from Five Dock in Sydney was an ordinary soldier who lived to describe that extraordinary battle in his diary. It was his first and last battle. Join Brad Manera, as he shares Private Eyles’s diary and the battlefield of Fromelles then and now.

 

Saturday, 13 August 2016, 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Anzac Room, 99 York St Conference and Function Centre, Sydney

 

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The Battle of Fromelles

 

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