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An exhibition honouring the World War I sacrifice of Australian personnel on the Western Front in Belgium will be on public display at the Australian Army Flying Museum at Oakey from January 12-29. The Great War in Broad Outlines (The history of the First World War) is a touring exhibition organised by the Belgian Embassy in Canberra to highlight World War I centenary commemorations, with specific reference to actions in Belgium.

Military historians and interested members of the public are invited to view the roller banner displays portraying key events leading up to and during World War I and the major battles that occurred on the Belgian section of the Western Front.

Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio said the coming year and 2018 would see many more centenary memorial commemorations for battles on the Western Front and across many other theatres of The Great War. Names such as Messines, Ypres, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelle and Passchendaele are among the actions that occurred in Belgium.

The Great War in Broad Outlines is a Belgian Department for Foreign Affairs exhibition that is supported generously by the Australian Department for Veterans’ Affairs. The exhibition is on loan from the Memorial Museum Passchendaele (MMP) located in Zonnebeke, Belgium and is touring Australia.

The Australian Army has gratefully waived the entry fee. The display is open from Wednesday to Sunday inclusive from 10am to 3pm at Swartz Barracks, Museum Drive at Oakey.

For Australian Army Flying Museum details, please visit http://www.armyflyingmuseum.com.au/#visit-us

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