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Our Committee is raising funds to create a lasting legacy telling the story of Lemnos' link to Gallipoli and Australia's Anzac story. Our projects include the Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial in Albert Park, the publication of a major new historical and pictorial publication and more. To make a donation you can also deposit directly by direct debit into the Committee's bank account: Account Name: Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee Inc; Bank: Delphi Bank; Account No: 204299-020 BSB No: 941300; Include your surname in the reference section. For further information on our legacy projects or to make a donation please contact either Lee Tarlamis 0411553009 or Jim Claven 0409402388M

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

World War One - A History in 100 Stories Book Launch - Open Invitation


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: ncas.enquiries@monash.edu
Details on the Book from the publishers website:
"There has been no shortage of heroic stories over the course of the Anzac Centenary: stories of courage and sacrifice, fortitude and endurance, mateship and resolve.  But a hundred years on, there is a need for other stories as well – the stories too often marginalised in favour of nation-building narratives.
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:

Jim Claven
Secretary
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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