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Victoria at War : a History of Victoria during the First World War.

Author: Michael McKernan
Publisher: Sydney : NewSouth, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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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
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McKernan, Michael.
Victoria at War : A History of Victoria during the First World War.
Sydney : NewSouth, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael McKernan
ISBN: 9781742247045 1742247040
OCLC Number: 882779158
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages)
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.

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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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