Booktopia has been placed into Voluntary Administration. Orders have been temporarily suspended, whilst the process for the recapitalisation of Booktopia and/or sale of its business is completed, following which services may be re-established. All enquiries from creditors, including customers with outstanding gift cards and orders and placed prior to 3 July 2024, please visit
Add free shipping to your order with these great books
Fromelles : 100 Years of Myths and Lies - Geoffrey Benn


100 Years of Myths and Lies

By: Geoffrey Benn

Hardcover | 18 August 2021

Sorry, we are not able to source the book you are looking for right now.

We did a search for other books with a similar title, however there were no matches. You can try selecting from a similar category, click on the author's name, or use the search box above to find your book.


Northern France, 19-20 July 1916. 

The debut of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) on the Western Front and what has since been described by the Australian War Memorial as "the worst 24 hours in Australia's entire history".

In a single day the 5th Australian Division suffered 5,533 casualties. A fifth of the number of casualties sustained in eight months at Gallipoli.

Within the slaughter of World War I, there were many reasons to celebrate victories and to hush up defeats. Throughout the allied and axis powers, there were many complicit helpers in these "endeavours in truth".

However, what happens, when even years later the truth of what happened remains uncovered? Worse still, what happens when that truth is covered over by one's own commanders and politicians? This is what happened with Fromelles and for 100 years the recognition due to the soldiers who fought so bravely for the AIF was resoundingly ignored.

Now, following exhaustive and meticulous research, Geoffrey Benn's study into the disaster of Fromelles, reveals the truth of a battle in which the soldiers conducted themselves magnificently and whose aftermath was shamed by those who should have known better.


More in General & World History

Operation Biting - Max Hastings

RRP $37.99


Humankind : A Hopeful History - Rutger Bregman

RRP $24.99


The Vanishing Point - Andrea Hotere

RRP $34.99


The Diary of a Young Girl : The Definitive Edition - Anne Frank
Amazing Temples of the World - Michael Kerrigan


RRP $45.99


Russian Weapons of World War II - David Porter


RRP $45.99


Blitzkrieg : Hitler's Lightning War in Photographs - Ian Baxter


Pathogenesis : How germs made history - Jonathan Kennedy

RRP $35.00


Wake Up : Why the World has Gone Nuts - Piers Morgan

RRP $49.99


Idiots, Follies and Misadventures - Mikey Robins

RRP $34.99


Oxford Humanities 9 Student Book+obook pro : 2nd Edition - Victorian Curriculum - Mark Easton