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The Oarsmen : the remarkable story of the men who rowed from the Great War to peace, Scott Patterson

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The Oarsmen : the remarkable story of the men who rowed from the Great War to peace
Title
The Oarsmen
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the remarkable story of the men who rowed from the Great War to peace
Statement of responsibility
Scott Patterson
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the end of the First World War, there were 270,000 demobilised Australian soldiers in Europe. Getting them home after the Armistice was a task of epic proportions that would take more than two years. In the meantime, how to keep these disgruntled, damaged men with guns occupied? In a word: sport. The Oarsmen tells the story of the servicemen who survived the war to row for the coveted King's Cup at the 1919 Royal Henley Peace Regatta. Competing against crews from the US, New Zealand, France, the UK and Canada, the Australians were a ragtag bunch of oarsmen thrown in an old-fashioned boat and expected to race. Many had seen the worst of the action during the war at Gallipoli and the Western Front, and carried scars both physical and psychological. The baggage they brought to the boat would soon threaten to capsize the whole endeavour. Combining first-hand accounts with lively prose, this never-before-told story approaches the First World War from peacetime and illuminates history in vivid and compelling detail. Interweaving the soldiers' personal stories from before, during and after the war, The Oarsmen paints a fascinating picture of how these men, and society, transitioned from an unprecedented war to a new sort of peace
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10787900
Cataloging source
ANL
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Patterson, Scott
Dewey number
994.04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Australia
  • King's Cup (Boat race)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Soldiers
  • Rowers
  • Rowing
  • Rowing
  • Rowing
  • Regattas
  • Soldiers
  • Australian
  • Regattas
  • Rowing
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the remarkable story of the men who rowed from the Great War to peace
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The Oarsmen : the remarkable story of the men who rowed from the Great War to peace, Scott Patterson
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'Australian Commonwealth Military Forces'--Cover
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065432237
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781743795491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustratons and portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1091316566
Label
The Oarsmen : the remarkable story of the men who rowed from the Great War to peace, Scott Patterson
Publication
Copyright
Note
'Australian Commonwealth Military Forces'--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065432237
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781743795491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustratons and portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1091316566

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