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The Resource The glass soldier : not all of him shall die, Don Farrands

The glass soldier : not all of him shall die, Don Farrands

Label
The glass soldier : not all of him shall die
Title
The glass soldier
Title remainder
not all of him shall die
Statement of responsibility
Don Farrands
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the true story of a young Australian soldier whose life of opportunity was challenged by trauma and salvaged by strength. Nelson Ferguson, from Ballarat, was a stretcher-bearer on the Western Front in France in World War I. He survived the dangers of stretcher-bearing in some of Australia's most horrific battles: the Somme, Bullecourt, Ypres and Villers-Bretonneux. In April 1918, at Villers-Bretonneux, he was severely gassed. His eyes were traumatised, his lungs damaged. Upon his return home, he met and married Madeline, the love of his life, started a family, and resumed his career teaching art. But eventually the effects of the mustard gas claimed his eyesight, ending his career. Courageously enduring this consequence of war, he continued contributing to society by assisting his son and son-in-law in their stained-glass window business. Advances in medicine finally restored his sight in 1968, allowing him to yet again appreciate the beauty around him, before his death in 1976. The story of this Anzac will stir your soul. It is a story of war and bravery, pain and strength, hope and miracles
Summary
This is the true story of a young Australian soldier whose life of opportunity was challenged by trauma and salvaged by strength. Nelson Ferguson, from Ballarat, was a stretcher-bearer on the Western Front in France in World War I. In April 1918, at Villers-Bretonneux, he was severely gassed. His eyes were traumatised, his lungs damaged. Upon his return home, he met and married Madeline, the love of his life, started a family, and resumed his career teaching art. But eventually the effects of the mustard gas claimed his eyesight, ending his career. Courageously enduring this consequence of war, he continued contributing to society by assisting his son and son-in-law in their stained-glass window business. Advances in medicine finally restored his sight in 1968, allowing him to yet again appreciate the beauty around him, before his death in 1976.
Biography type
individual biography
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10642485
Cataloging source
VMON
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Farrands, Don
Dewey number
940.48194
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Ferguson, Nelson Harold
  • Ferguson, Nelson
  • Ferguson, Nelson
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Blind
  • Personal narratives
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Blind
  • Art teachers
  • Disabled veterans
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
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not all of him shall die
Label
The glass soldier : not all of him shall die, Don Farrands
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 390-393
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060602911
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
393 pages
Isbn
9781925520538
Lccn
2017509616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000315719
Label
The glass soldier : not all of him shall die, Don Farrands
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 390-393
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060602911
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
393 pages
Isbn
9781925520538
Lccn
2017509616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000315719

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