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Fromelles & Pozières : in the trenches of hell, Peter FitzSimons

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Fromelles & Pozières : in the trenches of hell
Title
Fromelles & Pozières
Title remainder
in the trenches of hell
Statement of responsibility
Peter FitzSimons
Title variation
Fromelles and Pozières
Title variation remainder
in the trenches of hell
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On 19 July 1916, 7000 Australian soldiers -- in the first major action of the AIF on the Western Front -- attacked entrenched German positions at Fromelles, in northern France. By the next day, no fewer than 5500 were wounded and just under 1900 were dead -- a bloodbath that the Australian War Memorial describes as 'the worst 24 hours in Australia's entire history'. Just days later, three Australian Divisions attacked German positions at nearby Pozières, and over the next six weeks they suffered another 23,000 casualties. Of that bitter battle, the great Australian war correspondent Charles Bean would write, 'The field of Pozières is more consecrated by Australian fighting and more hallowed by Australian blood than any field which has ever existed...' Yet the sad truth is that, nearly a century on from those battles, Australians know only a fraction of what occurred. This book brings the battles back to life and puts the reader in the moment, illustrating both the heroism displayed and the insanity of the British plan. With his extraordinary vigour and commitment to research, Peter FitzSimons shows why this is a story about which all Australians can be proud. And angry
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10639986
Cataloging source
ANL
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FitzSimons, Peter
Dewey number
940.4144
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Fromelles, Battle of, Fromelles, France, 1916
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
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in the trenches of hell
Label
Fromelles & Pozières : in the trenches of hell, Peter FitzSimons
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 690-774) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
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  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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Contents
  • part 1: the battle knell is nigh -- 1. drums of war -- 2. reinstoushments to the fore -- 3. moi Aussie -- 4. Aux Armes Australiens, formez vos bataillons -- 5. with God on our side -- 6. on the road to Rouen -- part 2: hell's bells in Fromelles -- 7. the battle of the Somme -- 8. drifting to a decision -- 9. the horror of Pompey
  • 10. the battle of Fromelles -- 11. the battle proper -- 12. a land for no man -- 13. in the midnight hour -- 14. the aftermath -- part 3: end game -- 15. the battle of Pozieres -- 16. diggers can't be choosers -- 17. a tilt at the windmill --18. deja vu, all over again.0
Control code
000055101215
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 793 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742759500
Lccn
2015462640
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)915777662
Label
Fromelles & Pozières : in the trenches of hell, Peter FitzSimons
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 690-774) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • part 1: the battle knell is nigh -- 1. drums of war -- 2. reinstoushments to the fore -- 3. moi Aussie -- 4. Aux Armes Australiens, formez vos bataillons -- 5. with God on our side -- 6. on the road to Rouen -- part 2: hell's bells in Fromelles -- 7. the battle of the Somme -- 8. drifting to a decision -- 9. the horror of Pompey
  • 10. the battle of Fromelles -- 11. the battle proper -- 12. a land for no man -- 13. in the midnight hour -- 14. the aftermath -- part 3: end game -- 15. the battle of Pozieres -- 16. diggers can't be choosers -- 17. a tilt at the windmill --18. deja vu, all over again.0
Control code
000055101215
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 793 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742759500
Lccn
2015462640
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)915777662

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