A new book by Professor Bruce Scates (and others) on the stories of 100 diggers from WW1 will be launched at Melbourne Museum, 6pm, Wednesday, 11th November 2015.
Professor Scates has been a supporter of our Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial projects.
The Launch will be held at the Melbourne Museum and feature Professor Winter’s lecture “Remembering and Forgetting War”.
This is a free event (6.00 for a 6.15pm start), refreshments are provided and all are welcome to attend.
Bookings are essential - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Details on the Book from the publishers website:
World War One: a history in 100 stories remembers not just the men and women who lost their lives during the battles of WWI, but those who returned home as well: the gassed, the crippled, the insane – all those irreparably damaged by war.
Drawn from a unique collection of sources, including repatriation files, these heartbreaking and deeply personal stories reveal a broken and suffering generation – gentle men driven to violence, mothers sent insane with grief, the hopelessness of rehabilitation and the quiet, pervasive sadness of loss. They also retrieve a fragile kind of courage from the pain and devastation of a conflict that changed the world.
This is an unflinching and remarkable social history. It is an act of remembering in the face of forgetting. Telling the truth about war requires its own kind of courage."
For more information on ordering a copy of this great new book from Penguin Books, click here.
The flyer for the launch is reproduced below:
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee