Australians on the Western Front—1916 Fromelles and the Somme is the first book in the Australians on the Western Front 1916-1918 series developed by the Department of Veterans' Affairs. It highlights the year 1916, which was the mid-point of the Great War, and which marked the arrival of the first Australian divisions in France and their entry into the first great battles of the Western Front. This eBook features exclusive content including a 1916 newsreel on the Conscription Referendum Campaign featuring Australian Prime Minister Billy Hughes. In addition, two short files titled 'Australia in France' show the Australians preparing for the first major battles on the Somme.
Australians on the Western Front—1917 Bapaume and Bullecourt is the second book in the Australians on the Western Front 1916–1918 series developed by the Department of Veterans' Affairs. It highlights the year 1917, which began in the muddy frozen trenches of the Somme and ended in the slimy bog leading up to the Belgian village of Passchendaele. This eBook features three short films titled 'Bapaume to Bullecourt' showing the Australians advancing on Bapaume and Bullecourt after the Germans had retreated to the Hindenburg Line.