The Broken Years: Australian Soldiers in the Great WarPaperback
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- Publisher: Melbourne University Press
- Format: Paperback | 224 pages
- Dimensions: 228mm x 294mm x 30mm | 1,560g
- Publication date: 1 July 2010
- Publication City/Country: Carlton
- ISBN 10: 052285494X
- ISBN 13: 9780522854947
- Sales rank: 448,491
Using the diaries and letters of a thousand Australian soldiers, Bill Gammage reconstructs with great sensitivity the valour and the tragedy of their experience. Through it he shows how and why the Great War was to have profound effects on the attitudes and ideals of Australia as a nation. First published in 1974, it has been a widely read classic ever since. This new, illustrated edition brings these remarkable tales of heroism and tragedy to life as never before.
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Bill Gammage is an Adjunct Professor at the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University.
"Using the diaries and letters of 1000 Australian soldiers, Bill Gammage reconstructs with great sensitivity the valour and the tragedy of their experience." --"Campus Review"