Soldiers moving into the fighting at Broodseinde on 5 October 1917

An exhibition that tells shared stories about the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, or ANZAC, and Belgium during World War One is now open at the Museum of the Great Southern.

The Great War in Broad Outlines pays tribute to the sacrifice of the ANZAC, and is a reminder that Belgium is forever grateful and continues to honour the fallen.

Museum of the Great Southern Regional Manager Rachael Wilsher-Saa said the exhibition depicts defining moments and memorable battles of World War One.

“The ANZAC played a decisive role, especially on the battlefields of Belgium,” Ms Wilsher-Saa said.

“The Museum of the Great Southern appreciates the assistance of the Belgian Embassy in facilitating the display of the exhibition and the sharing of this story.”

The Great War in Broad Outlines will be on display in Albany until 1 December 2017. Entry to the Museum is by donation.

Historian Richard Reid will give a talk at the Museum on 15 November from 5.30pm until 6.45pm about the links between Albany soldiers and the Belgian campaign in the later years of World War One. Dr Reid developed The Great War in Broad Outlines for the Belgian Embassy.

The Great War in Broad Outlines is a touring exhibition organized by the Belgian Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Belgian Embassy in Canberra and Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs.


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