Exhibition reveals Flanders Fields at Orange Ex-Services’ Club

COMMEMORATION: Steve Power, Leigh Hunter, Christina Ambrose look through the exhibition at Orange Ex-Services' Club. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 1107jkexserv1
COMMEMORATION: Steve Power, Leigh Hunter, Christina Ambrose look through the exhibition at Orange Ex-Services' Club. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 1107jkexserv1

Orange Ex-Services’ Club (OESC) is marking 100 years since some of the bloodiest battles of World War I with an exhibition.

To Flanders Fields is an initiative between the RSL and Services Clubs Association and the Australian War Memorial.

“More Australians were killed on the Western Front in the First World War than in any other theatre of war,” OESC president Graeme Gentles said.

“The Flanders region of Belgium saw some of the bloodiest fighting of the war, including events which would eventually turn the tide in favour of the allies.

“Australian troops suffered heavily in mighty battles at Bullecourt, in France, and at Messines and in the third battle of Ypres, in Belgium.”

To Flanders Fields will be on exhibition until Tuesday, November 28.