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The Resource Wallaby warrior : the World War I war diaries of Australia's only British Lion, Tom Richards ; edited by Greg Growden

Wallaby warrior : the World War I war diaries of Australia's only British Lion, Tom Richards ; edited by Greg Growden

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Wallaby warrior : the World War I war diaries of Australia's only British Lion
Title
Wallaby warrior
Title remainder
the World War I war diaries of Australia's only British Lion
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Tom Richards ; edited by Greg Growden
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eng
Summary
Tom Richards is the only Australian-born rugby player to have played for both Australia and the British Lions. When the Australian team won the Gold Medal for rugby at the 1908 Olympic Games, the London Times pronounced: 'If ever the Earth had to select a Rugby Football team to play against Mars, Tom Richards would be the first player chosen.' With an introduction by leading Australian rugby writer Greg Growden, Richards' diaries offer wonderful insights into his extraordinary sporting life, but more importantly provide perceptive and acute observations of the brutality and the humanity he observed on the front lines of World War I. His diaries are a revealing and very personal account of what occurred throughout the Gallipoli campaign and then the Western Front, where he received a Military Cross for his courage under German fire. As a great observer of human tragedy and frailties, Richards is acerbic in his opinions and often critical of his superiors and fellow soldiers, repeatedly finding fault with the British in charge. But it is his vivid descriptions of the many other characters who crossed his path that confirm this to be a significant contribution to our understanding of the Great War. Wallaby Warrior is a rich and intimate observation of life from a very different time by one of Australia's greatest rugby players, and the man after whom the trophy for rugby union tests between Australia and the British Lions is named
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1887-1935
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Richards, Tom
Dewey number
940.48194
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Growden, Greg
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  • Rugby Union football players
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
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general
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Wallaby warrior : the World War I war diaries of Australia's only British Lion, Tom Richards ; edited by Greg Growden
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volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050717177
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 206 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781743316610
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(paperback) :
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Wallaby warrior : the World War I war diaries of Australia's only British Lion, Tom Richards ; edited by Greg Growden
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050717177
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 206 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781743316610
Isbn Type
(paperback) :
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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