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The Lost Diggers - Ross Coulthart

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Published: 21st November 2016
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Investigative journalist Ross Coulthart, joint winner of the Prime Minister's Prize for History 2015, brings together stunning images of Western Front diggers and the amazing stories behind them.

This fully revised and expanded edition offers a wealth of fresh information including more soldiers newly identified with the aid of their families.

A trove of portraits taken in the tiny French town of Vignacourt just behind the front lines was found a century later in an ancient metal chest in a French farmhouse. The collection of glass plates has been hailed as one of the most important First World War discoveries ever made. Haunting images show diggers enjoying a brief respite from the horror of the trenches: having their portraits taken for a lark, for a keepsake or to send to loved ones. For all too many, this would be their only memorial, and to gaze into the eyes of these men is to meet a lost generation.

About the Author

Ross Coulthart is one of Australia's foremost investigative journalists, joining the top-rating current affairs program 60 Minutes in 2015. He's won a Logie and five Walkley journalism awards including the Gold Walkley. Ross has previously reported for Four Corners, Sunday Night and The Sydney Morning Herald, and is the author of two previous bestsellers and the award-winning biography Charles Bean: If People Really Knew.

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    great part of Aussie history. I have my grandfathers photo in here with another soldier.

     
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      The photographs are the essence of this superbly produced publication. In these images you see both the tragedy and the remembrance of history at a personal level.

      A must view publication for all readers but especially younger readers learning of that bloody conflict now 100 years ago.

      The layout is thoughtful and the text both informative and respectful.

       
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        The price compared to the size and the number of pictures within, as well as the narrative, was amazing. It is really a coffee table book at a bargain basement price.

         
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          A very interesting book for young and old for a bit of history of our Diggers.

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          'These stunning black and white photographs stand as mute, yet eloquent, witness to the courage of soldiers and the horror of war ... Remarkably informative, beautifully illustrated and thoroughly researched ...' - Ross Fitzgerald, Sydney Morning Herald

          ISBN: 9781460752081
          ISBN-10: 1460752082
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 400
          Published: 21st November 2016
          Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
          Country of Publication: AU
          Dimensions (cm): 27.2 x 22.0  x 2.6
          Weight (kg): 1.54