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The Big Book of Australia's War Stories: A Collection of Stories of Australia's Iconic Battles and Campaigns from the Boer War to Vietnam

The Big Book of Australia's War Stories: A Collection of Stories of Australia's Iconic Battles and Campaigns from the Boer War to Vietnam
 

Here are the stories of Australia's iconic battles and campaigns from the time of federation to the Vietnam War. Some are still household names, although their historical significance may be a mystery to most Aussies. Others are barely remembered now, but are part in our history ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781760875619
Barcode 9781760875619
Release Date 5 November 2019 by Allen & Unwin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Haynes, Jim
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ISBN-13 9781760875619
ISBN-10 1760875619
Stock Release date is 5 November 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Release Date 5 November 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Haynes, Jim
Category True Stories: War / Combat / Elite Forces
Australian
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Here are the stories of Australia's iconic battles and campaigns from the time of federation to the Vietnam War. Some are still household names, although their historical significance may be a mystery to most Aussies. Others are barely remembered now, but are part in our history and deserve to be retold. Most importantly, this collection demonstrates the extraordinary courage, resilience, stoic humour, personal heroism and sacrifice that created the legend of the Aussie digger, soldiers, sailors and airmen who did things their own way and earned the undying respect of both their allies and their enemies. These are the stories that explain Australia's wartime reputation. Fifteen years before Gallipoli, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, writing of stoic Australian courage, would say, 'When the ballad makers of Australia seek for a subject, let them turn to Elands River'. Of Gallipoli, a British officer called the cheerful, insubordinate Aussies 'the bravest thing God ever made'. And before the Normandy invasion, Field Marshall Montgomery's chief of staff remarked, before the Normandy invasion, 'I only wish we had the Australian 9th Division with us this morning'.

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Author's Bio

Before becoming a professional entertainer, song writer and verse writer in 1988, Jim Haynes taught writing, literature, history and drama in schools and universities from outback NSW to Britain and back again. He is the author of many Great Australian titles, including horse racing, yarns and unknown true stories. He is one of the country's most prolific and successful Australian authors. He was awarded an OAM in 2016 for 'service to the performing arts as an entertainer, author, broadcaster and historian'.

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