Until recently I knew ve4ry little about the town of Villers-Bretonneux. All I knew was that there was a village in France whose citizens continued to keep a promise, made almost a century ago, to never forget the Australians who saved them in WW1...It has become very clear to me that more Australians should know about this place, about what happened there in WW1 and the legacy and strength of friendship that remains.
If we want our children to really now about war we should tell them the stories of the people who fought in them. Nelson Ferguson's story is representative of thousands who served and suffered, and to follow his story to northern France was for me a privilege and a true education. - Derek Guille