RSL & Services Clubs Association

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AUSTRALIANS ON THE WESTERN FRONT: 1916-1918

*A special display commemorating Australians in France and Belgium in the First World War*

To Flanders Fields, 1917, looks at the third year of the Great War, which proved to be the worst Australian troops ever experienced; more troops died in battle in that year than in any other. Massive offensives were fought for moderate gains, while the scale of the killing rose to a further level of horror.

More Australians were killed on the Western Front in the First World War than in any other theatre of war. The Flanders region of Belgium saw some of the bloodiest fighting of the war, including events which would eventually turn the tide in favour of the allies. With the battles at Messines, Ypres, and Passchendaele in Belgium, and at Bullecourt in France, 1917 was a pivotal turning point for Australia and the world.

Australian troops suffered heavily in mighty battles at Bullecourt, in France, and at Messines and in the third battle of Ypres, in Belgium. In the final quarter of the year, all five Australian divisions were serving together for the first time, with some attacking side by side.

This became a terrible period: over eight weeks, between September and early November, on the battlefields leading up to Passchendaele, Australia lost 38,000 men killed, wounded, or maimed. The year finally ended, much as it had begun, with the main armies bogged in the muddy trenches of France and Belgium.

“To Flanders fields, 1917 is an Australian War Memorial travelling exhibition containing original collection items, photography, maps, art, and first-hand accounts from the archives to tell the story of this pivotal year of the First World War.

April 2 to 29 2017

Campsie RSL Club
25 Anglo Road
Campsie NSW 2194

Tel: 02 9718 4044
Fax: 02 9718 1867
Web: www.campsiersl.com.au
Email: craiglove@campsiersl.com.au

C-ex Coffs
1-3 Vernon Street
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Tel: 02 6652 3888
Fax: 02 6651 6077
Web: www.cex.com.au
Email: info@cex.com.au

May 2 to 29 2017

Campbelltown RSL Club
Carberry Lane
Campbelltown NSW 2560

Tel: 02 4625 1408
Fax: 02 4628 3336
Web: www.campbelltownrsl.com.au
Email: information@campbelltownrsl.com.au

Club Taree
121 Wingham Road
TAREE NSW 2430

Tel: (02) 6539 4000
Fax: (02) 6539 4001
Web: www.clubtaree.com.au
Email: club@clubtaree.com.au

June 2 to July 28 2017

Mt Pritchard & District Community Club Ltd
(Mounties Group)
101 Meadows Road
Mt Pritchard NSW 2170

Tel: 02 9822 3555
Fax: 02 9610 6832
Web: www.mounties.com.au
Email: info@mountiesgroup.com.au

Harbord Diggers
(Mounties Group)
Evans Street
HARBORD NSW 2096

Tel: (02) 9938 1444
Fax: (02) 9938 4360
Web: www.harborddiggers.com.au
Email: harbordinfo@mountiesgroup.com.au

July 2 to 29 2017

Penrith RSL Club
8 Tindale Street
PENRITH NSW 2750

Tel: (02) 4728 5200
Fax: (02) 4721 8764
Web: www.penrithrsl.com.au
Email: info@penrithrsl.com.au

 

August 2 to 29 2017

Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL Club
20-26 Canterbury Road
HURLSTONE PARK NSW 2193

Tel: (02) 9559 0000
Fax: (02) 9559 0090
Web: www.chprsl.com.au
Email: chprsl@chprsl.com.au

Gosford RSL Club Ltd
26 Central Coast Highway
WEST GOSFORD NSW 2250

Tel: 02 4323 2311
Fax: 02 4324 4644
Web: www.grsl.com.au
Email: gosrsl@grsl.com.au

September 2 to 29 2017

Ingleburn RSL Club Ltd
70 Chester Road
INGLEBURN NSW 2565

Tel: (02) 9605 3322
Fax: (02) 9618 2130
Web: www.ingleburnrsl.com.au
Email: info@ingleburnrsl.com.au

Wagga RSL Club
Dobbs Street
WAGGA WAGGA NSW 2650

Tel: (02) 6921 3624
Fax: (02) 6921 5305
Web: www.waggarsl.com.au
Email: theclub@waggarsl.com.au

October 2 to 29 2017

Kingsgrove RSL Club
4 Brocklehurst Lane
KINGSGROVE NSW 2208

Tel: (02) 9336 1500
Fax: (02) 9150 8466
Web: www.kingsgroversl.com.au
Email: info@kingsrsl.com.au

Dubbo RSL Club
178 Brisbane Street
DUBBO NSW 2830

Tel: (02) 6882 4411
Fax: (02) 6881 8062
Web: www.dubborsl.com.au

November 1 to 28 2017

Club Rivers
32 Littleton St
RIVERWOOD NSW 2210

Tel: (02) 9533 3144
Fax: (02) 8525 6166
Web: www.clubrivers.com.au
Email: enquiries@clubrivers.com.au

Orange Ex-Services' Club
231-243 Anson Street
ORANGE NSW 2800

Tel: (02) 6362 2666
Fax: (02) 6361 3916
Web: www.oesc.com.au
Email: admin@oesc.com.au