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The Resource The unseen Anzac : how an enigmatic explorer created Australia's World War I photographs, Jeff Maynard

The unseen Anzac : how an enigmatic explorer created Australia's World War I photographs, Jeff Maynard

Label
The unseen Anzac : how an enigmatic explorer created Australia's World War I photographs
Title
The unseen Anzac
Title remainder
how an enigmatic explorer created Australia's World War I photographs
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Maynard
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The previously untold story of an extraordinary man and a great war photographer. Cameras were banned at the Western Front when the Anzacs arrived in 1916, prompting correspondent Charles Bean to argue continually for Australia to have a dedicated photographer. He was eventually assigned an enigmatic polar explorer - George Hubert Wilkins. Within weeks of arriving at the front, Wilkins' exploits were legendary. He did what no photographer had previously dared to do. He went 'over the top' with the troops and ran forward to photograph the actual fighting. He led soldiers into battle, captured German prisoners, was wounded repeatedly, and was twice awarded the Military Cross - all while he refused to carry a gun and armed himself only with a bulky glass-plate camera. Wilkins ultimately produced the most detailed and accurate collection of World War I photographs in the world, which is now held at the Australian War Memorial. After the war, Wilkins returned to exploring and, during the next 40 years, his life became shrouded in secrecy. His work at the Western Front was forgotten, and others claimed credit for his photographs.Throughout his life, Wilkins wrote detailed diaries and letters, but when he died in 1958 these documents were locked away. Jeff Maynard follows a trail of myth and misinformation to locate Wilkins' lost records and to reveal the remarkable, true story of Australia's greatest war photographer
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maynard, Jeff
Dewey number
940.40994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilkins, George H.
  • Australian War Memorial
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • War photographers
  • War photography
Target audience
adult
Label
The unseen Anzac : how an enigmatic explorer created Australia's World War I photographs, Jeff Maynard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published : 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059665447
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxiv, 273 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925321494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)974889788
Label
The unseen Anzac : how an enigmatic explorer created Australia's World War I photographs, Jeff Maynard
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published : 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059665447
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxiv, 273 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925321494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)974889788

Library Locations

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