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Author Colman, W. R. G., author

Title There and back with a dinkum / W.R.G. Colman ; presented and edited with additional material by Claire Woods and Paul Skrebels
Published North Melbourne, Vic : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2013


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 MELB  940.48194 Colman Col/Tab  AVAILABLE
Description xx, 308 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colouredf), portraits (some coloured.) ; 24 cm
Summary The author served as a private, NCO and officer in the 27th Battalion AIF from 1915 to 1919. Presented here for the first time, after lying unpublished in the Australian War Memorial's archives for almost 80 years, this is the story of a young university student who enlists to 'do his bit'. In the persona of his narrator, John Carlton, Colman journeys from schoolboy cricked captain in Adelaide to infantry officer on the Western Front, where he is twice wounded and awarded the Military Cross for gallantry. A thoughtful and intelligent writer, he tells what it means to be a civilian in a soldier's world. Includes commentary from two leading South Australian military historians with glossary of army terms and portions of W.R.G. Colman's diary
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Audience Adult
Subject Colman, W. R. G.
Colman, William Russell G
Australia. Australian Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921). Infantry Battalion, 27th. -- Fiction.
Australia. Australian Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921). Infantry Battalion, 27th. -- History.
Australian fiction -- 20th century.
Soldiers -- Australia -- South Australia -- Biography.
Soldiers -- Australia -- South Australia -- Fiction.
Soldiers -- Australia -- South Australia -- Personal narratives.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Australian -- Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Australian.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Australian -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Autobiographical fiction.
War fiction.
Personal narratives.
Author Skrebels, Paul, editor
Woods, Claire, editor
ISBN 9781925003604 (paperback)