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Fromelles: Australia's Bloodiest Day at War

By Carole Wilkinson

Part of the award-winning series, The Drum, and by the multi-award-winning author Carole Wilkinson.

The first shots were fired at 11am, 19 July 1916. The Battle of Fromelles lasted less than 24 hours. When it was over, more than 5000 Australian soldiers were killed, wounded or taken prisoner. More soldiers died at Fromelles than in the Boer, Korean and Vietnam war combined. What was the point of this bloody loss of life? And why, almost a century later, did the attention of the world once again turn to Fromelles?

  • Short-listed, Eve Pownall Award for Information Books, Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, 2012
  • “A fantastic introduction to one of Australia’s most devastating moments in history … For many readers, this is exactly the kind of book that will inspire a love of history for years to come.” Bookseller+Publisher
  • “An absorbing story … A great asset for schools, providing insight into Australia’s place in history. Its meticulous research is easy to read and it never gets dull.” Good Reading magazine

About the author

Carole Wilkinson is an award-winning and much loved author of books for children. She has a long-standing fascination with dragons and is interested in the history of everything. Though Carole has written over 30 books, she did not write her first book until she was nearly 40. Before that she had worked as a laboratory assistant and as a film and television writer and editor.

ISBN: 9781742031767
Imprint: Black Dog Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 1, 2011
Dimensions: 138 x 208mm, 192pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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