The Broken Years: Australian Soldiers in the Great War

The Broken Years: Australian Soldiers in the Great War

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By (author) Bill Gammage

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 149mm x 214mm x 19mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 28 May 1981
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0140033831
  • ISBN 13: 9780140033830
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, maps

Product description

WHEN THE GREAT WAR STARTED, MOST AUSTRALIANS BELIEVED IN THE NOTIONS OF PATRIOTISM, COURAGE AND UNSWERVING LOYALTY TO THE BRITISH EMPIRE. BUT AS THE WAR DRAGGED ON, AS THE HORRORS INTENSIFIED AND THE CASUALTY LISTS GREW, PATRIOTISM GAVE WAY TO CYNICISM AND COURAGE TO DESPAIR. USING THE DIARIES AND LETTERS OF ABOUT ONE THOUSAND FRONT LINE SOLDIERS IN THE FIRST AIF, BILL GAMMAGE SHOWS HOW AND WHY THESE CHANGES TOOK PLACE. THE BROKEN YEARS IS A VIVID, OFTER HORRIFYING AND MOVING PORTRAYAL OF SOLDIERS AT WAR - MEN LOCKED IN A TRAGEDY THAT ENGULFED AN AGE.

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