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Victoria at war : 1914-1918

Author: Michael McKernan
Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. : NewSouth Publishing, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the First World War, in Melbourne and communities throughout Victoria, schoolchildren knitted socks for the troops serving in Gallipoli, the Middle East and on the Western Front. Their families set up Red Cross branches to support the 91,000 Victorian servicemen and women overseas. Victoria at War records the achievements of the state's soldiers, nurses and their families - including the Whitelaws from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McKernan, Michael.
Victoria at war 1914-1918.
Sydney, Australia : New South, ©2014
x, 230 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael McKernan
ISBN: 9781742247045 1742247040 9781742233802 1742233805
OCLC Number: 880672701
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Maps; Foreword; Prologue; Chapter 1: War comes to Melbourne; Chapter 2: War comes to Victoria; Chapter 3: Victorians go to war; Chapter 4: War in the Schools; Chapter 5: Counting the Cost; Chapter 6: On the Western Front; Chapter 7: Conscription; Chapter 8: Holding On; Chapter 9: Victory; Epilogue; A note on sources; Acknowledgements; Index.
Responsibility: Michael McKernan.

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During the First World War, in Melbourne and communities throughout Victoria, schoolchildren knitted socks for the troops serving in Gallipoli, the Middle East and on the Western Front. Their families set up Red Cross branches to support the 91,000 Victorian servicemen and women overseas. Victoria at War records the achievements of the state's soldiers, nurses and their families - including the Whitelaws from Gippsland with six sons enlisting, 'Bert' Jacka, the first Australian to be awarded the Victoria Cross in the First World War, and commander Sir John Monash. Bestselling military historia.

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