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TRAVELLERS WITH A PASSION FOR MODERN HISTORY HAVE MUCH TO SEE ON THE AUSTRALIAN REMEMBRANCE TRAIL IN NORTHERN FRANCE.

Memorial showing the names of fallen diggers (photo: Baie Attitude).

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omprising different unique itineraries, the Western Front trails, the Remembrance Trails of the Great War in Northern France (www. remembrancetrails-northernfrance.com) and the Circuit of Remembrance on the Somme battlefields (www.somme-battlefields.com) acknowledge the deep losses suffered by many nations in northern France. Australians will find one section particularly poignant. The Australian Remembrance Trail, initiated by the Australian Department for Veteran Affairs, recognises and remembers the service and sacrifice of our countrymen (some 48,000 were killed here). The trail follows much of the region where the Australian diggers served, and links some of the most important sites in our history. Its cache of significant sites in Northern France includes the newly upgraded Museum Jean and Denise Letaille-Bullecourt 1917, and a new museum that will open at Fromelles in autumn to mark the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Fromelles. This was the first battle along the Western Front, in which Australian forces sustained more than 5500 casualties.

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