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Don't forget me cobber

Posted by
: Helen : (Helen is photographing in, Australia) on 19 July 2011 in Documentary & Street.

Today is the 95th anniversary of one of the bloodiest days in Australian war history. On this 19th day in July 1916, after a night and a day of fighting, 1,500 British and 5,533 Australian soldiers were killed, wounded or taken prisoner. The bodies have only just been rediscovered in 2010, and are still in the process of being identified. This statue in Fromelles is the twin of the statue standing near the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Australia. Lest we forget.

Canon EOS 40D 1/250 second F/7.1 ISO 100 32 mm

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DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This is a beautiful and sobering shot. What an incredible story of the 1916 war and of the fact that the bodies were only discovered last year. Amazing, remarkable !!

19 Jul 2011 6:15am



19 Jul 2011 10:44am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely shot and moving tribute to mark this anniversary.

19 Jul 2011 11:06am