Diggers stories come alive at Kingsgrove RSL

Kingsgrove RSL will launch a new exhibition this month to commemorate the centenary of the ANZACs battles in 1916.

The free historical exhibition will be on display in the club foyer from Thursday, October 19, to November 19. 

Kingsgrove RSL Club President Alan Barnes said the exhibition was central to the club’s role in educating the community on the sacrifices given by our service men and women in Europe during WWI.

 “Australia’s most devastating day remains July 19th, 1916 at the Battle of Fromelles,’’ he said.

‘’There, in a 24 hour window, our forces suffered 5,533 casualties, with approximately 2,000 dead with many left wounded in no man’s land. It’s almost unimaginable, the impact that had on our forces and to the nation at home.

“It’s difficult today to completely comprehend the scale of the casualties and the brutality of what was the trench warfare of 1916.” 

As well as highlighting the the harsh realities of war, the display will feature a collection of images and archival documents that bring to life stories of mateship, courage and resilience.

Details: 9336 1500

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