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Untold Stories: tweets from the front

When: Saturday 29 April 2017, 9:30am - 12pm

Where: Batemans Bay Library, Hanging Rock Place, Batemans Bay

Cost: Free!

Two forgotten shipwrecks off the coast of Crete are the subject of this fascinating talk and exhibition by Australian archaeologist and military historian Dr Michael Bendon. The wrecks hid Australian war mysteries for 70 years until he happened upon them and became curious about their histories.

The wrecks eventually told a story of courage and heroism where literally thousands of ANZAC troops were saved during the Mediterranean campaigns of 1941.

The result of his research is the book The Forgotten Flotilla which recounts his search for the story of the rusting, unnamed hulks. Michael will take you to the shores of Crete and beyond as he shares the story and photographs.

These stories, like so many stories from the war, were untold. Michael regards these as tweets, messages from another time.

Do you have any untold war stories? From your relatives, your friends or your own experiences? Michael is interested in other untold war stories and invites you to bring your photos, your letters, your diaries, your stories and your memorabilia to the events- he will be happy to speak with you and offer advice on how you may be able to get your untold stories told.

Bookings essential  

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