Fromelles service on 7TWO
7TWO will air a Seven News special from Fromelles, France, as fallen diggers are finally remembered.
7TWO will air a Seven News special from Fromelles, France as fallen diggers are finally remembered.
Senior correspondent Chris Reason, who has visited the Fromelles site dozens of times will be on the ground for the historic occasion.
“There’s no over-stating the significance of this moment – it is saturated in history. Just a few years ago, no-one knew where these diggers were. Now they have been found, they have been remembered, and half of them have their identities back,” he says.
“And on Monday July 19 the last of them receives the burial they should have received long ago. This is a moment nearly 100 years in the making and I’m proud to be covering it for Seven.”
More than 4000 descendants and dignitaries, including Prince Charles and Australia’s Governor General Quentin Bryce, will attend the ceremony.
This broadcast also marks a rare occasion when a digital channel is utilised for a unique News event.
It will be telecast on 7TWO at 9.30pm on Monday, July 19.