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Author Welborn, Suzanne, 1938-

Title Bush heroes : a people, a place, a legend / Suzanne Welborn
Published Fremantle, W.A. : Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 2002

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 MELB  940.425 Wel/Bha  UNAVAILABLE C19
Description 240 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Preface 9 -- Introduction 13 -- 1 A Western Front 17 -- 2 'Not Exactly a New Canaan' 47 -- 3 The Great Adventure 65 -- 4 A Landing 81 -- 5 Gallipoli 97 -- 6 Another Journey 119 -- 7 The Western Front 137 -- 8 'They are Heroes' 154 -- 9 Character and Cost 174 -- Appendices -- L Attestation Papers: WA Survey 186 -- II. The Australian War Memorial Collection 198 -- IlL. Diary and Letter Writers 200 -- Abbreviations 204 -- Notes 206 -- Select Bibliography 227 -- Acknowledgements 232
Summary "This book is not a military history but a regional history about Western Australians who volunteered for the 1914-18 War. The Great War experience, rather than changing the nature of society, became a climactic, symbolic expression of much of what Australians already understood about life. The war acted as a myth, where life situations recognised by white Australians were brought together in one catastrophic whole, to create a story of unrivalled emotional impact."--BOOK JACKET
"More than one quarter of the Australian soldiers chosen to land on Gallipoli at dawn on 25 April 1915 were Western Australians. Four years later, only one in four of them had escaped death or severe injury. But that morning, by climbing the cliffs under a hail of Turkish bullets, they won a permanent place in Australia's most celebrated national legend. At Gallipoli that was all any of the attacking troops won." "The British and French, whose armies also suffered heavy losses at the Dardanelles, regarded the campaign as nothing but a humiliating military disaster best forgotten. In Australia Gallipoli was hailed as 'the proving of a nation's soul' and the day of the landing became sacred."
Notes Reprint. Originally published as: Lords of death. Fremantle, W.A. : Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1982
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-231) and index
Notes Originally published as: Lords of death. Fremantle, W.A. Fremantle Arts Centre Press 1982
Subject Australia. Australian Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
Great Britain. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.
Australia. Australian Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. -- History
Great Britain. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History.
Pioneers -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Anzac Day.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories -- Australia.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Turkey -- Gallipoli Peninsula.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- France.
Gallipoli Peninsula (Turkey) -- History.
France -- History -- German occupation, 1914-1918.
Genre/Form History.
Author Welborn, Suzanne, 1938-
LC no. 2002391922
ISBN 1863683755 paperback
Other Titles Lords of death
Lords of death