Fromelles Shrine to Keep History Alive

Posted by admin on Oct 18, 2011

The new museum to commemorate the once-overlooked World War I Battle of Fromelles will be a shrine-like, octagonal concrete building dug into a small hill on the fringe of the northern French village.

To be built not far from where almost 2000 Australians were killed in an overnight battle in July 1916, the winning design by Paris-New York firm Serero Architects will be finished in time for the 2014 centenary of World War I.

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