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The Resource The last fifty miles : Australia and the end of the Great War, Adam Wakeling

The last fifty miles : Australia and the end of the Great War, Adam Wakeling

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The last fifty miles : Australia and the end of the Great War
Title
The last fifty miles
Title remainder
Australia and the end of the Great War
Statement of responsibility
Adam Wakeling
Title variation
Last 50 miles
Title variation remainder
Australia and the end of the Great War
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
March, 1918. The young Australian nation is struggling to cope with the Great War, now in its fifth year ? the strain of maintaining huge armies halfway across the globe, the bitter divisions over conscription, anxiety from the rise of Communism in Russia, and the creeping influence of the War Precautions Act. And, above all, the country-wide grief over the death of its men on a scale never before seen or even imagined. The five Australian divisions have recently been combined into an all-Australian Corps, fighting as one unit in France. They need a commander and Major-General John Monash is a leading candidate, but rose through the ranks as a part-time militia officer rather than as a professional soldier, and is of German-Jewish background at a time when xenophobia is at its height. Before the issue can be settled, German supreme commander Erich Ludendorff resolves to launch a massive offensive, seize Paris and win the War. This book is the riveting account of how, when it mattered most, Australia stood up to play a critical role in one of the most decisive victories of World War One. Told with immediacy, lyricism and a clear-eyed focus, it relives an extraordinary, neglected chapter of Australian history.--Back cover
Cataloging source
ANL
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Wakeling, Adam
Dewey number
940.434
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Monash, John
  • Ludendorff, Erich
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
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The last fifty miles : Australia and the end of the Great War, Adam Wakeling
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057137086
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 316 pages
Isbn
9780670079148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)941761663
Label
The last fifty miles : Australia and the end of the Great War, Adam Wakeling
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057137086
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 316 pages
Isbn
9780670079148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)941761663

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