The Nameless Names
Scott Bennett 2018
‘On the Somme, on a quiet hill just outside Villers-Bretonneux, is the Australian National Memorial; its panels record 10,738 Australian soldiers missing in action over three years of fighting in that region. The Menin Gate records the 6,000 Australian soldiers missing in Belgium. In Turkey, the Lone Pine Memorial records the names of 4,900 Australian and New Zealand soldiers missing in the Gallipoli campaign…The Great War for Civilisation brutally erased them: dismembered by shellfire, buried without proper identification, shovelled into unmarked graves, or left to rot in no-man’s-land. They were consigned to a suspended state — no name, no body, no burial, no mourning — entombed in uncertainty.’
Scott Bennet’s new book explores how three Australian families learned to accept and live with their grief.
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