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The Resource The Lost Legions of Fromelles

The Lost Legions of Fromelles

Label
The Lost Legions of Fromelles
Title
The Lost Legions of Fromelles
Statement of responsibility
Peter Barton ; translations from the original German by Michael Forsyth
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lost legions of Fromelles
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the mysteries behind the most dramatic battle in Australias history
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Language
eng
Summary
The action at Fromelles in July 1916 is Australia's most catastrophic military failure. The story has always appeared simple, but in truth history did not unfold in the way we have for so long been led to believe. Peter Barton has written an authoritative and revelatory book on Fromelles. He describes its long and surprising genesis, and offers an unexpected account of the fighting; he investigates the interrogation of Anglo-Australian prisoners, and the results of shrewd German propaganda techniques; and he explores the circumstances surrounding the 'missing' Pheasant Wood graves. He also brings a new perspective to the writings of Charles Bean. This compelling and illuminating history dispels many a myth surrounding one of the bloodiest battlefields of the Great War
Summary
Peter Barton has written an authoritative and revelatory book on Fromelles. He describes its long and surprising genesis, and offers an unexpected account of the fighting; he investigates the interrogation of Anglo-Australian prisoners, and the results of shrewd German propaganda techniques; and he explores the circumstances surrounding the 'missing' Pheasant Wood graves. He also brings new perspectives to the writing of Charles Bean. This compelling an illuminating history dispels many a myth surrounding of the bloodiest battlefields of the Great War
Award
NSW Premier's History Awards, Australian Military History Prize, 2015.
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ANL
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Barton, Peter
Dewey number
940.4272
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Forsyth, Michael
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History
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adult
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the mysteries behind the most dramatic battle in Australia's history
Label
The Lost Legions of Fromelles
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BORROWBOX:AAU_073799
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781743431580
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optical disk
Label
The Lost Legions of Fromelles
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_073799
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743431580
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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