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The Resource Broken nation : Australians in the Great War, Joan Beaumont

Broken nation : Australians in the Great War, Joan Beaumont

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Broken nation : Australians in the Great War
Title
Broken nation
Title remainder
Australians in the Great War
Statement of responsibility
Joan Beaumont
Title variation
Australians in the Great War
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Australian experience of war in all its complexity - from the homefront as well as the battlefront - as the men and women who experienced it chose to understand and remember it. The Great War is, for many Australians, the event that defined our nation. The larrikin diggers, trench warfare, and the landing at Gallipoli have become the stuff of the Anzac legend. But it was also a war fought by the families at home. Their resilience in the face of hardship, their stoic acceptance of enormous casualty lists and their belief that their cause was just, made the war effort possible. This book brings together all the dimensions of World War I. Combining deep scholarship with powerful storytelling, this book brings the war years to life: from the well-known battles at Gallipoli, Pozieres, Fromelles and Villers-Bretonneux, to the lesser known battles in Europe and the Middle East; from the ferocious debates over conscription to the disillusioning Paris peace conference and the devastating Spanish flu the soldiers brought home. We witness the fear and courage of tens of thousands of soldiers, grapple with the strategic nightmares confronting the commanders, and come to understand the impact on Australians, at home and at the front, of death on an unprecedented scale. A century after the Great War, this book brings lucid insight into the dramatic events, mass grief and political turmoil that makes the memory of this terrible war central to Australia's history
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Writing style
Award
  • Asher Literary Award, 2015.
  • NSW Premier's History Awards, Australian History Prize, 2014.
  • Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History, 2014.
  • Queensland Literary Awards, History Book Award, 2014.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10302595
Cataloging source
AU@
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Beaumont, Joan
Dewey number
940.394
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • World War (1914-1918)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Historiography
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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Australians in the Great War
Label
Broken nation : Australians in the Great War, Joan Beaumont
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 599-612) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1069655
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxviii, 628 pages
Isbn
9781741751383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, 36 maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781741751383
  • (OCoLC)860873834
Label
Broken nation : Australians in the Great War, Joan Beaumont
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 599-612) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1069655
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxviii, 628 pages
Isbn
9781741751383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, 36 maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781741751383
  • (OCoLC)860873834

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