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The Resource The big book of Australia's war stories : a collection of stories of Australia's iconic battles, heroes and campaigns from the Boer War to Vietnam, Jim Haynes

The big book of Australia's war stories : a collection of stories of Australia's iconic battles, heroes and campaigns from the Boer War to Vietnam, Jim Haynes

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The big book of Australia's war stories : a collection of stories of Australia's iconic battles, heroes and campaigns from the Boer War to Vietnam
Title
The big book of Australia's war stories
Title remainder
a collection of stories of Australia's iconic battles, heroes and campaigns from the Boer War to Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Jim Haynes
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Here are the stories of Australia's iconic battles and campaigns from the time of federation to the Vietnam War. Some are still household names, although their historical significance may be a mystery to most Aussies. Others are barely remembered now, but are part in our history and deserve to be retold. Most importantly, this collection demonstrates the extraordinary courage, resilience, stoic humor, personal heroism, and sacrifice that created the legend of the Aussie digger, soldiers, sailors and airmen who did things their own way and earned the undying respect of both their allies and their enemies. These are the stories that explain Australia's wartime reputation. Fifteen years before Gallipoli, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, writing of stoic Australian courage, would say, "When the ballad makers of Australia seek for a subject, let them turn to Elands River." Of Gallipoli, a British officer called the cheerful, insubordinate Aussies "the bravest thing God ever made." And before the Normandy invasion, Field Marshall Montgomery's chief of staff remarked, "I only wish we had the Australian 9th Division with us this morning."
Cataloging source
VHEI
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Haynes, Jim
Dewey number
355.009
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Label
The big book of Australia's war stories : a collection of stories of Australia's iconic battles, heroes and campaigns from the Boer War to Vietnam, Jim Haynes
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066185138
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 588 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760875619
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1111772594
Label
The big book of Australia's war stories : a collection of stories of Australia's iconic battles, heroes and campaigns from the Boer War to Vietnam, Jim Haynes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066185138
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 588 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760875619
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1111772594

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