DUNKIRK’S FORGOTTEN STORIES

2018-01-17T15:25:41+00:00July 31st, 2017|Categories: General Interest, History|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Original article from TIME Magazine. The 1940 evacuation at Dunkirk - the subject of Christopher Nolan's critically acclaimed new film - remains one of World War II's most striking episodes. However, for many troops, Dunkirk was only the beginning. The following is an excerpt from TIME-LIFE’s new special edition, World War II: Dunkirk, available on Amazon. After the last rescue boats left Dunkirk Harbor [...]

DUTY DONE, OUR DANDENONG SON

2017-06-21T08:11:59+00:00June 21st, 2017|Categories: Citizen Journalism, dandenongHQ, General Interest, History, Local Council|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Fiona Kiffen This year (2017) is the 75th anniversary of the siege of Tobruk. The siege lasted 8 long months in the scorching heat of the Libyan desert where they fought against the German Afrika Korps. With more than fifteen thousand Australian soldiers along with allied forces from Britain, India, New Zealand, Czechoslovakia & Poland, [...]

THE RATS OF TOBRUK

2017-06-21T08:06:21+00:00June 21st, 2017|Categories: dandenongHQ, General Interest, History, Local Council|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By Paul Drake This year is the 100th anniversary of Battle of Fromelles where 10,000 young Australians lost their lives, in a single day, during the Great War. It is also the 75th anniversary of The Siege of Tobruk, from the early stages of Second World War, and more recently the 50th anniversary of The Battle for Long [...]

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK, WHO WAS HE?

2017-06-21T07:59:43+00:00June 21st, 2017|Categories: dandenongHQ, General Interest, History|Tags: , , , , |

By Billy Carlyon James Cook, born October 27th, 1728 in Yorkshire, England. The son of a Scottish Labourer and his Yorkshire wife. Cook grew up on a farm at Great Ayton, and attended the village school. Later at the age of 17, Cook gave up an eighteen-month apprenticeship for a three-year apprenticeship under John Walker, a quaker [...]