A treasured link

VISITORS to the WA Museum have the opportunity to view the Australian War Memorial�s extraordinary travelling exhibition Remember me: the lost diggers of Vigna- court until August 30.

The 80 photographs are part of the Louis and Antoinette Thuillier Collection, rediscovered in 2011 after being undisturbed for nearly a century in the attic of a farmhouse in the French village of Vignacourt.

The soldiers in them were photographed by an enterprising husband-and-wife team, Louis and Antoinette Thuillier, who had set up a makeshift studio in their stable yard, just off the main street of Vignacourt.

The images were printed on to postcards the soldiers sent to loved ones back home, a treasured link to family amidst the horrors of war.

ALEC COLES,

Chief executive, WA Museum.