Letters and Stories
Read the stories of the brave men and women who went to war
and their connection to the region.
‘So long, Tom,’ was the answer at Lone Pine, ‘see you again in half an hour’.
Pozieres : July - August 1916
‘… we realised at last that we were at war …’
On we went as if in a dream (Multi Media Box 3)
“ ... on we went as if in a dream ..’
We came out after fierce fighting
In the wake of showing the stretched Germans could be stopped at Villers-Bretonneux and driven back at Le Hamel.
As our boats sneaked on in the early morning...
On the night of April 24, naval ships with steam pinnaces and rowboats on board.
Periscopes and Rifles
The periscope rifle devised by Lance Corporal William Beech after five of his comrades were killed in the Turkish May offensive.
Miracles of the Marne
As the German armies swept into northern France, it seemed nothing could save Paris.
In the foothills success - above the impossible
August offensive began on August 6 with a diversionary attack on Lone Pine.
Despite facing only light opposition, the landing at Suvla as part of the August offensive was hopelessly mismanaged.
August 6 - Major Chapman killed by shell-fire
The Maryborough man who was the first Anzac to step ashore at Gallipoli.
No solid mass of bullets
About 200 ships, one of the largest armadas in history, gathered at Mudros Bay.
A few minutes creeping
The lads from Wide Bay District in the 15th Battalion made a brilliant bayonet charge on May 9.
Letter tells of daily blunders
‘I hope whoever started this war will be punished for it. Australia has lost a lot of her best men.’
‘Thus ends that fateful day that took all my mates away’