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Great Anzac stories : the men and women who created the digger legend

Author: Graham Seal
Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin House of Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stories of heroism, suffering and endurance, and humour, from the main wars in which Australians have fought Sales points Includes stories from WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, plus the home front Most of the stories haven't been seen since they were first published in newspapers and memoirs Many were sourced from unpublished diaries.
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Genre/Form: War and conflict
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Seal
ISBN: 9781743310595 1743310595
OCLC Number: 813219015
Target Audience: General.
Description: 320 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction..Glossary..THE FOUNDATIONS..First to fight..The forgotten island..The silent Anzac..The first day on Gallipoli..The landing..Talk about go!..Parables of Anzac..Furphy..Silence of the guns..Leaving Gallipoli..We did all that was asked of us..At Pozi.res..The charge at Beersheba..THE HEROES..They just poured into the wards..Everyone was as cheerful as possible..Private Punch..A soldier of the cross..The Roo de Kanga..The underground artillery..The only gleams of sunshine..Matilda goes to war..Tobruk Rats..Bluey' Truscott and 6 Squadron..Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels..Australia's secret submariners..THE HOME FRONTS..Scots of the Riverina..The Durban Signaller..The chalk Rising Sun..Blighty..Homecoming..Very irritated..Death's soldier..A stitch in time..The Nackeroos..Yanks downunder..The Brisbane Line..Miss Luckman's journal..THE LAUGHTER..A million cat-calls..The Pommies and the Yanks..Religion..Monocles..Food and drink..Babbling brooks..Army biscuits..The casual digger..Officers..Birdie..The piece of paper..Baldy becomes mobile..Characters..The Unofficial History of the AIF..Please Let Us Take Tobruk!..Parable of the Kit Inspection..The Airforce Wife..THE LEGENDS..The Eureka sword..The lost submarine..The vanished battalion..The two donkeys..Murphy's daughter..The souvenir king..The crucified soldier..The Walers..Digger..Anzac and the Rising Sun..The first and the last..THE MEMORIES..No 008 Trooper J Redgum..The first Anzac Days..Return to Gallipoli..After the war..The longest memorial..The lonely Anzac..The lone pines..Mrs Kim's commemoration..The long aftermath of Fromelles..The Unknown Sailor..The Long Tan cross..Traditions of remembrance WC..The Throssell VC..Do you remember?..Sources
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The courage, determination and larrikin disregard of authority that Australian soldiers displayed in World War I became the popular focus of national identity for a young nation. In stories of  Read more...

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'These stories show the overwhelming blood and honour, heroism and horror that was the Australian experience on our cruellest shores.' - Peter FitzSimons. 'Accessible, short, often fresh tales Read more...

 
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