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The Resource Dodging the devil : letters from the front, George Martindale ; commentary by Nicolas Dean Brodie

Dodging the devil : letters from the front, George Martindale ; commentary by Nicolas Dean Brodie

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Dodging the devil : letters from the front
Title
Dodging the devil
Title remainder
letters from the front
Statement of responsibility
George Martindale ; commentary by Nicolas Dean Brodie
Title variation
Dodging the devil
Title variation remainder
letters from the front : Gallipoli, Fromelles & Bullecourt
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the 21st August 1914, George Martindale, along with many of his peers, enlisted for the war in service of Australia. Part of the 5th Battalion, he served for over 3 years and witnessed some of the largest and most catastrophic battles of World War I. From the very beginning, when George was sent to Egypt to undertake training with some of the first of the enlisted men, he wrote home. He documented his daily life in the war -- the events, his feelings and opinions -- and sent these messages and photographs back to his family in Melbourne. His military experience took him through some of the most notorious battles of the war -- he was sent to Gallipoli and fought in the battle of Lone Pine, eventually being evacuated when the troops were pulled out. He was then sent to France where he was a part of the infamous Fromelles battle, where in one night more than 5000 Australian casualties virtually wiped out his Division. He went on to Bullecourt, also a notorious battleground on the Western front, where he was seriously injured, putting an end to his army career. His letters tell his story beginning with the excitement of signing up and sailing across the world to fight the enemy, to world weary after having seen so much death and destruction. His letters tell the revealing real-life story of Gallipoli, Fromelles and Bullecourt. Through George Martindale's letters we see the First World War through his eyes, and experience the war as he did
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YDXCP
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1887-1922
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Martindale, George Gowthorpe
Dewey number
940.48194
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brodie, Nicholas Dean
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  • Martindale, George
  • Martindale, George Gowthorpe
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Fromelles, Battle of, Fromelles, France, 1916
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Bullecourt, Battle of, Bullecourt, France, 1917
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
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Label
Dodging the devil : letters from the front, George Martindale ; commentary by Nicolas Dean Brodie
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Publication
Note
Landing on the Gallipoli Peninsula at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, fighting at Lone Pine, surviving Fromelles and suffering Bullecourt, George Martindale's war experiences reflect a litany of our nation's hallowed trials. George described these actions for members of his family in the letters he sent home, forming a collection of his writings that is the basis of this book. He may well have become one of the great writers of twentieth century Australia had his life not ended prematurely as a result of the injuries he sustained on the Western Front. George's letters were a gift to his family but more so to posterity. They retain the scent of the trenches, and the stains of no man?s land. In them he honoured his mates, cherished his heritage and condemned falsities. His letters allow us to look back more than 100 years, and for his words to reach out to future generations
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-250)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057540919
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
250 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781743792155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)940933984
Label
Dodging the devil : letters from the front, George Martindale ; commentary by Nicolas Dean Brodie
Publication
Note
Landing on the Gallipoli Peninsula at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, fighting at Lone Pine, surviving Fromelles and suffering Bullecourt, George Martindale's war experiences reflect a litany of our nation's hallowed trials. George described these actions for members of his family in the letters he sent home, forming a collection of his writings that is the basis of this book. He may well have become one of the great writers of twentieth century Australia had his life not ended prematurely as a result of the injuries he sustained on the Western Front. George's letters were a gift to his family but more so to posterity. They retain the scent of the trenches, and the stains of no man?s land. In them he honoured his mates, cherished his heritage and condemned falsities. His letters allow us to look back more than 100 years, and for his words to reach out to future generations
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-250)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057540919
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
250 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781743792155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)940933984

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