Friday, October 20, 2017

100th anniversary of the Third Battle of Ypres

Australian forces were involved in two significant actions in the latter half of 1917. The first, fought in Belgium, would test our troops to their limits, while the other, waged in the Middle East, would earn a central place in Australia’s military history. They were Passchendaele and Beersheba.
Watch Dr Brendan Nelson’s emotional address “Tragedy and triumph – 1917” at the National Press Club of Australia HERE