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‘The Archaeology of the Great War: Discovery, Autopsy, Danger’ Public Lecture
30 April @ 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm
In this presentation, the eminent French archaeologist Gilles Prilaux will outline the difficulties and dangers of his work in conducting a veritable autopsy of the First World War battlefields, where uncovering traces of mass human death incurs the constant risk of millions of unexploded shells. He will also present his discovery of the “underground archives” left by soldiers of many nationalities (including hundreds of Australians) whose names and other inscriptions survive in the caves beneath the Somme. Please register to attend.