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Opening of the Battle of Fromelles Museum, Fromelles, France, 18 July 2014

The new Battle of Fromelles Museum, located adjacent to the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, was officially opened on 18 July 2014. To assist visitors to understand Australia’s role and the great sacrifice of Allied soldiers during the Battle of Fromelles, the Australian Government has contributed over $1 million to the construction of a new home for the museum, which was formerly housed in the Fromelles town hall. French partners have contributed over €1.8 million to this project.

The museum will take visitors on a journey from ‘shadow to light’, exploring the disaster of the Battle of Fromelles and the recovery, nearly one hundred years later, of the remains of 250 soldiers who died at Fromelles in July 1916. The museum houses a vast array of artefacts, including uniforms and weapons as well as visual projections and recreations of German and Allied trenches incorporating materials recovered from the original battlefield.

Updates to the Australian Remembrance Trail in France

Progress continues on the Australian Remembrance Trail along the Western Front at several sites in France. At Villers-Bretonneux, site of the Australian National Memorial and of an official Australian Government-led Anzac Day service in France, the realignment of road D23 was completed in November 2013 and has been followed by major works to upgrade access, parking and landscaping at the site.

At Pozières, new interpretive facilities at the 1st Australian Division Memorial were opened on 26 April 2014. In May 2014, the Australian Corps Memorial at Le Hamel will close until November 2014 for important remediation work to be conducted. At Fromelles on 18 July 2014 the Battle of Fromelles Museum will be officially opened. Further information on other activities relating to the development of the Australian Remembrance Trail can be found at the Australian Remembrance Trail along the Western Front page.

Updates to the Australian Remembrance Trail along the Western Front

Progress has been made on the Australian Remembrance Trail. The Plugstreet 14-18 Experience, which was opened on 9 November 2013, depicts the experience of soldiers and civilians in the Ploegsteert area during the First World War. At the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, work to realign the roadway at front of site was completed in November 2013, with work to redevelop visitor parking and landscaping underway. In Zonnebeke, Belgium a new Australian display at the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 was opened in July 2013. In 2012, the In Flanders Fields Museum at Ieper (Ypres), Belgium was refurbished. Further information on other activities relating to the development of the Australian Remembrance Trail can be found at the Australian Remembrance Trail along the Western Front page of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website.

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