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The Anzacs : War Popular Penguins - Patsy Adam-Smith

The Anzacs

War Popular Penguins

Paperback

Published: 26th March 2014
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Gallipoli was the final resting place for thousands of young Australians. Death struck so fast there was not time for escape or burial. And when Gallipoli was over there was the misery of the European Campaign.

Patsy Adam-Smith read over 8000 diaries and letters to write her acclaimed best-seller about the First World War. Soldiers sought her out to tell her why they went, what they saw, and how they felt about that great holocaust. Their simple accounts are more vivid than any novel; the years have not dimmed their memories of lost comrades and the horrors of war. These are the extraordinary experiences of ordinary men – and they strike to the heart.

Winner of the Age Book of the Year award when first published in 1978, The Anzacs remains unrivalled as the classic account of Australia's involvement in the First World War.

About the Author

Patsy Adam-Smith, AO, OBE, was born in 1926 in Nowingi, Victoria. She was the daughter of country railway workers and went on to write about her childhood in Hear the Train Blow, 1964. The author of some 30 books, she had the rare ability to tap our Australian consciousness and bring us closer to our national identity. Throughout her life she has displayed a passion for adventure and scholarship, and a great love of Australia. The Anzacs shared the 1978 Age Book of the Year Award and was made into a popular TV series. In 1980 she received an OBE for services to literature, and in 1994 she was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for her contribution to community history. Patsy Adam-Smith died in 2001.

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    Well documented, researched and real!

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      Does not ignore unruly traits of Diggers

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        Read over and over. Some facts are very well put forward.
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        ISBN: 9780143571667
        ISBN-10: 0143571664
        Series: War Popular Penguins
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 504
        Published: 26th March 2014
        Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.3  x 3.3
        Weight (kg): 18.1