Category Archives: Historical Highlights

One Among Many

By Dr Meleah Hampton at the Australian War Memorial We hear lots of amazing stories from our community at Boronia Travel, and this month we share a touching story by one of our battlefield guides and Australian War Memorial historian, […]

First World War Galleries Australian War Memorial

The Boronia Travel Team recently spent the week exploring the state-of-the-art new World War One Galleries, of which the interactive Gallipoli map was a great tool to play around with, using the original aerial recognisance photos taken during comprar viagra andorra flyovers […]

The Battle for Pozières

Following the bloody initiation of the 5th Division at Fromelles, the next major test for the AIF was not far off. It would come on the Somme Front, involving the 1st, 2nd and 4th Australian Divisions, and the fighting would […]

The Thrust for Hill 971

This month we complete our coverage of the major ANZAC actions during the August Offensive at Gallipoli, with a look at the thrust by Monash’s 4th Australian Infantry Brigade to seize the highest point in the Sari Bair range – […]

The Battle of Fromelles Revisited

Historical Highlight Dedicated readers of Battlefield News would recall our first look at the battle of Fromelles, in July two years ago. It was a brief look but it came with the undertaking to follow up the AIF experience on […]

Great Reads About the First World War

By Australia War Memorial Historian, Aaron Pegrum The best part about joining a tour to the Western Front, is that everyone loves sharing and hearing from like-minded travellers who are genuinely interested in learning about the First World War. Our […]

Failure on Chunuk Bair

In earlier historical highlights we discussed the various elements of the overall August Offensive plan – attacks from within the ANZAC perimeter in conjunction with an ambitious outflanking maneuvre against the main Sari Bair range. In March we examined the […]

Tragedy at The Nek, Gallipoli

One of the most poignant site visits during a battlefield tour of Gallipoli is that to The Nek. Gallipoli is all about the ground and, while many of the other well-known places evoke emotions, none of them has the same […]

First Success for the Second Australian Imperial Force

January 1941 marked the first engagement of an Australian Army formation in World War 2. The action involved the capture of Bardia, an Italian-held town in Libya by troops of the 6th Australian Division. On the declaration of war the […]

The Battle of Maryang San, Korean War

October marks the sixty-second anniversary of a battle in Korea, described in the official Australian history of the conflict as “probably the greatest single feat of the Australian Army during the Korean War. The action was fought by the Third […]