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Author McKernan, Michael, 1945- author

Title Victoria at war : 1914-1918 / Michael McKernan
Published [Kensington, N.S.W.] : NewSouth Publishing : University of New South Wales Press Ltd ; Melbourne, Victoria : in association with the State Library of Victoria, 2014


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 ADPML REF  994.5041 Mck/Vaw  LIB USE ONLY
Description x, 230 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour), colour maps ; 26 x 27 cm
regular print
Summary "During the First World War, in Melbourne and communities throughout Victoria, schoolchildren knitted socks for the troops serving in Gallipoli, the Middle East and on the Western Front. Their families set up Red Cross branches to support the 91,000 Victorian servicemen and women overseas. Victoria at War records the achievements of the state's soldiers, nurses and their families - including the Whitelaws from Gippsland with six sons enlisting, 'Bert' Jacka, the first Australian to be awarded the Victoria Cross in the First World War, and commander Sir John Monash. By the end of the war 19,000 Victorian service people were dead and 42,000 wounded. Bestselling military historian Michael McKernan tells stories from the home front and battlefield that commemorates the generosity, devotion, sacrifice and spirit of a community pushed towards breaking point" -- from dust jacket
Notes "Published in association with the State Library of Victoria"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-224) and index
Subject "The Nib" Waverley Library Award for Literature Nominations (2015)
World War, 1914-1918 -- Australia -- Victoria -- Biography.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Australia -- Victoria.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Australia -- Victoria.
Victoria -- History -- 1901-1945
Victoria -- History -- 20th century.
Victoria -- Social life and customs -- 1901-1945
Victoria -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Victoria -- History -- 1901-1922
Victoria -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author State Library of Victoria, issuing body
ISBN 1742233805 (hardback)
9781742233802 (hardback)
Other Titles Victoria at war : 1914 to 1918