WHEN THE GREAT WAR STARTED, MOST AUSTRALIANS BELIEVED IN THE NOTIONS OF PATRIOTISM, COURAGE AND UNSWERVING LOYALTY TO THE BRITISH EMPIRE. BUT AS THE WAR DRAGGED ON, AS THE HORRORS INTENSIFIED AND THE CASUALTY LISTS GREW, PATRIOTISM GAVE WAY TO CYNICISM AND COURAGE TO DESPAIR. USING THE DIARIES AND LETTERS OF ABOUT ONE THOUSAND FRONT LINE SOLDIERS IN THE FIRST AIF, BILL GAMMAGE SHOWS HOW AND WHY THESE CHANGES TOOK PLACE. THE BROKEN YEARS IS A VIVID, OFTER HORRIFYING AND MOVING PORTRAYAL OF SOLDIERS AT WAR - MEN LOCKED IN A TRAGEDY THAT ENGULFED AN AGE.
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"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"About the Author:
Bill Gammage is an Adjunct Professor at the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University.
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Book Description Penquin, Ringwood, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Reprint. 301 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. Using The Diaries And Letters Of A Thousand Australian Soldiers,Gammage Reconstructs With Great Sensitivity The Valour And Tragedy Of Their Experiencees. Bookseller Inventory # 125634
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1981. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Acceptable. Notable creasing and wear to cover, creases on spine. Chipping and discoloration on page edges. Creasing to corners. Some passages highlighted. Pages browned with age. Binding worn but strong, text clear. All proceeds from purchases from BooksKC go to benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, a nonprofit organization which provides job services, training, and employment to individuals with disabilities. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000069914
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1981. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P020140033831