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The Resource The broken years : Australian soldiers in the Great War, Bill Gammage

The broken years : Australian soldiers in the Great War, Bill Gammage

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The broken years : Australian soldiers in the Great War
Title
The broken years
Title remainder
Australian soldiers in the Great War
Statement of responsibility
Bill Gammage
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This edition of a 9x12" coffee table book, first published in 1974, offers a wealth of b&w historical photos and illustrations on every page, supplementing accounts of battles and campaigns based on the diaries and letters of about 1,000 Australian soldiers who fought on the front lines in WWI. The book highlights the Australian fighters' transformation from patriotism to cynicism in the face of the horrors of a new kind of war, and also explores how the return of shell-shocked soldiers affected the country of Australia. After a prologue on Australia before 1914, chapters focus on various phases of the war, the soldier's experiences, and life on the home front in Australia. Most of the manuscripts were collected following appeals to the public or through requests made by the Australian War Memorial in the 1920s and 1930s to specific veterans or their relatives. Gammage teaches at the Humanities Research Center at the Australian National University. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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367340
Cataloging source
ANL
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1942-
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Gammage, Bill
Dewey number
940.48194
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Australia
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
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Australian soldiers in the Great War
Label
The broken years : Australian soldiers in the Great War, Bill Gammage
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Illustrated edition first published by Penguin Books, 1990
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-305) and index
Control code
000044814536
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
316 p.
Isbn
9780522854947
Other physical details
ill., facsims., maps, ports.
Label
The broken years : Australian soldiers in the Great War, Bill Gammage
Publication
Note
Illustrated edition first published by Penguin Books, 1990
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-305) and index
Control code
000044814536
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
316 p.
Isbn
9780522854947
Other physical details
ill., facsims., maps, ports.

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