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Death Sat on a Pale Horse : the WW1 Experiences of Two Gunners of 3rd Division AIF - Alison Miller

Death Sat on a Pale Horse

the WW1 Experiences of Two Gunners of 3rd Division AIF

By: Alison Miller (Editor)


Published: 1st September 2008
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The World War One Diaries, Letters and Sketches of Harold Stephens and W 'Billy' O'Neil. Over 90 years ago two friends from the farming community of Cowra, New South Wales joined the Australian Army - the journalist/cartoonist Harold Stephens and his friend and neighbouring farmer W 'Billy' O'Neil.

This book combines the diaries and photos of these two men, plus Hal Stephens' sketches, newspaper articles and extracts from his unpublished book Sacrifice Unending. The material reveals the horrors of their wartime experiences and the tragic story of a young French farm girl embroiled in two World Wars.

Destined to become a classic giving a true insight into the horrors of this thing we call war.


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    Editor's Introduction p. 11
    Sources and Acknowledgements p. 17
    Prologue p. 20
    Part One: War p. 21
    1. Enlisting p. 22
    2. Troops Ships p. 31
    3. Training p. 51
    4. Action At Last p. 72
    5. Before Messines p.113
    6. Messines p.124
    7. From Messines to Ypres p.130
    8. Passchendaele p.144
    9. After Passchendaele p.158
    10. The Somme p.172
    11. Billy's War Ends p.189
    12. German Retreat and Armistice p.203
    Part Two: Aftermath and Afterthoughts p.215
    13. Apres La Guerre p.216
    14. Civilian Life p.232
    15. Sacrifice Unending p.239
    16. Reflections p.243
    17. My Search for Marie-Louise p.254
    Chapter Notes p.269
    Appendix: Works by Harold Stephens p.279
    Glossary of Terms & Abbreviations p.283
    Table of Contents provided by Midland Heritage Press. All Rights Reserved.

    ISBN: 9780949873965
    ISBN-10: 0949873969
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 284
    Published: 1st September 2008
    Publisher: Hudson Publishing Services Pty Ltd
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0