Musee de la Bataille de Fromelles, Fromelles

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History Museum · Museum
Les 19 et 20 juillet 1916, la Bataille de Fromelles s'est déroulée sur 4 kilomètres de front. La 61ème division britannique et la 5ème division australienne s’opposaient à trois régiments bavarois. Cette attaque provoqua la mise hors de combat de près de 8500 hommes.

Ce Musée mêle les techniques archéologiques et scientifiques, l’Histoire et le destin de soldats liés à la Bataille de Fromelles.


On the 19th and 20th of July 1916, a battle took place in Fromelles. The British 61st Division and the 5th Australian Division faced three Bavarian Regiments.

The attack caused almost 8,500 casualties. Among them, over 1,500 soldiers were missing at the end of the war.

In 2009, 250 soldiers from mass graves in Fromelles have been exhumed by a scientific team of archaeologists, anthropologists and forensic experts, with the purpose of identifying them.

This Museum mixes archaeological and scientific techniques, History and the fate of soldiers linked to the Battle of Fromelles.
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  • A really interesting and 'authentic' museum and was a very pleasant place to stop. The staff were friendly and knowledgable and they made it into a great experience.  more »
  • A must see museum for those wishing to understand the heroics of the many young men and women who served and sacrificed. Staff were wonderful. 26 euro for 4 adults  more »
  • Well run with friendly staff. Fascinating exhibits. Well worth the visit
  • A fabulous tribute and well worth the visit. Any Aussies with family killed at Fromelles should visit. The staff were friendly and helpful and the exhibits were interesting and well put together
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