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The Resource In Great Spirits

In Great Spirits

Label
In Great Spirits
Title
In Great Spirits
Statement of responsibility
Archie Barwick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An Aussie soldier's diary of the first World War - by turns compelling, illuminating, funny, touching and sad - and absolutely unputdownable. Archie Albert Barwick was an enthusiastic young 24 year old when he joined the First AIF in late August 1914 - his service number was 914. When he learnt that he'd been accepted into the army, he was so happy he turned two somersaults for pure joy. this is his diary, that he kept throughout the war - from Cairo to Gallipoli, from Marseilles through to the terrible winter of 1916 in the Somme, from Ypres to Pozieres. He was wounded three times and sent back to the fighting, before finally travelling back home in December 1918. this diary is simply a treasure - vivid, alive, compelling. His description of the war is by turns down-to-earth, horrifying, illuminating, funny, touching and terribly sad. Yet his voice and personality shine through. In his diary, Archie describes someone as being 'merry & bright & never downhearted' and this could be a description of Archie himself. Readable, spirited and humming with life, In Great Spirits is a unique and incredibly moving tribute to the Australian character and the ANZAC spirit
Summary
Archie Albert Barwick was an enthusiastic young 24-year-old when he joined the First AIF in late August 1914 - his service number was 914. When he learnt that he'd been accepted into the army, he was so happy he turned two somersaults for pure joy. This is his diary, that he kept throughout the war - from Cairo to Gallipoli, from Marseilles through to the terrible winter of 1916 in the Somme, from Ypres to Pozieres. He was wounded three times and sent back to the fighting, before finally travelling back home in December 1918. This diary is simply a treasure - vivid, alive, compelling. His description of the war is by turns down-to-earth, horrifying, illuminating, funny, touching and terribly sad.
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10641097
Cataloging source
ANL
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1890-1966
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Barwick, Archie
Dewey number
  • 940.42092
  • 940.48194
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • History
  • Military
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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the WWI diary of Archie Barwick
Label
In Great Spirits
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:df62ec8b-36ea-465d-9c8b-5c7da6ad2ebf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743099810
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
In Great Spirits
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:df62ec8b-36ea-465d-9c8b-5c7da6ad2ebf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743099810
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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