“Our Corner of the Somme” by Dr. Romain Fathi

South Australian Dr. Romain Fathi‘s book Our Corner of the Somme – Australia at Villiers-Bretonneux will be launched at theShrine of Remembrance on Friday, April 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. After a conversation with Professor Alistair Thomson (Monash University) there will be a Q&A session with the audience.

Dr. Fathi’s book explores how the French remember ANZAC and how Australia has remembered its Anzacs in France – telling the fascinating century-long story of French-Australian relations through previously unexplored and untranslated French primary materials. The book documents Australians’ interactions with local French people and French institutions on the former Western Front through their commemoration of Australia’s participation in the First World War, including the Australian National Memorial at Villiers-Bretonneux.