Jump to content
Free downloads from TNA ×
The Great War (1914-1918) Forum

Remembered Today:

New Information boards at Australian memorials


Recommended Posts

During my whirlwind tour of the Somme (and believe me it was a whirlwind on the ferry coming back :wacko: ) this weekend (8/9-11-08). I attended the Rededication of the Australian Corps memorial at Le Hamel and also done the rounds again of nearby Australian memorials . I was pleasantly surprised to see that since my visit in April that the Australian Govt ( I suppose ) has erected Information panels at the sight of some of its memorials . I cannot confirm if this is the case with all , just the ones I photographed. Can anybody else confirm the others ? I was also sort of disappointed and a bit jealous really. A strange set of emotions. Why ? It seems that the world is turning into a sound bit /video clip/3 second information sort of place (and I know I have agreed with this on other threads) I spent years in Australia devouring Bean , battalion histories , tracing routes on maps and learning all was I interested in about the AIF and all this before I had set one foot in France. When I finally made it in 1987 and stood at places like the Fourth division memorial . I knew why I was there , I knew what had happened there. Nowadays it seems you just turn up and there it is . A "soundbite" in front of you . So ...... I do welcome these boards But I hope it encourages people to go home and put in more research and not just say"Oh yeah" thats great ,move on "MO"


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...