BEST EVER AUDIO VISUAL PRESENTATION
BDGS members at the May 2015 meeting were treated to the sights and sounds of Ben Schueddekopf’s ANZAC visit to the Australian War Memorial in the French village of Villers Bretonneaux. As he placed 100th anniversary commemorative poppies he face-timed Carmel Reynen (Link Editor) back here in Ballarat so that she and her cousins could share the tribute to great uncles who died in WW1. Amazing! We were also given glimpses of a First Fleet family connection at the Old Bailey in London and the Schueddekopf ancestral town of Gottingen near Hanover in Northern Germany. Here we toured the cemetery via video. It was the next best thing to actually being there without the long haul flights.