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Lost diggers at State Library of NSW

Lost diggers at State Library of NSW

A poignant collection of photographic portraits of ‘lost diggers’, discovered in a French farmhouse almost 100 years after the First World War, will go on public display at the State Library of NSW from Saturday 1 November.

Presented as part of the State Library’s WWI centenary campaign, the free exhibition Remember Me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt features 74 hand printed photographic portraits taken of WWI soldiers in Vignacourt, the small French village which became the recreation and recovery point for troops moving to-and-from the battlefields of the Somme.

Remember Me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt is a free exhibition at the State Library of NSW from 1 November 2014 to 18 January 2015

State Library of NSW

Dedicated Website: World War One commemoration

Exhibition: Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt

Talk: The Lost Diggers with investigative journalist and author Ross Coulthart  - Saturday 8 November 2014, 2pm to 3pm. Metcalfe Auditorium, Macquarie Street building. Cost $10. Bookings essential bookings@sl.nsw.gov.au

Lost diggers at State Library of NSW