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Great ANZAC Stories By Graham Seal

Great ANZAC Stories by Graham Seal

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'These stories show the overwhelming blood and honour, heroism and horror that was the Australian experience on our cruellest shores.' - Peter FitzSimons'Accessible, short, often fresh tales capture the spirit and sentiment of Anzac.

Great ANZAC Stories Summary

Great ANZAC Stories: The Men and Women Who Created the Digger Legend by Graham Seal

'These stories show the overwhelming blood and honour, heroism and horror that was the Australian experience on our cruellest shores.' - Peter FitzSimons'Accessible, short, often fresh tales capture the spirit and sentiment of Anzac.' - Roland PerryOver the years, the experiences of soldiers at war become the stuff of legend: tales of great bravery, battlefield wins, and also the tragic losses and poignant moments. Great Anzac Stories gathers iconic stories of Australians at war - on the front line and at home.Here we relive the horror of the first day on Gallipoli, acutely aware of what was to come. We admire the courage of the men who fought at Fromelles, the Rats of Tobruk, the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels and the secret submariners. We remember the nurses working in impossible conditions, support efforts on the home front, and some of the most daring men this country has ever produced.With larrikin episodes, grim jokes from the front, and dramatic eyewitness accounts, Great Anzac Stories includes many stories which haven't seen the light of day since wartime. It uncovers the distinctive character of the Australian digger, and the growth of the Anzac tradition over the years.

About Graham Seal

Graham Seal is Professor of Folklore at Curtin University, and a leading expert on traditional Australian cultural history. He is author of the bestselling Great Australian Stories.

Table of Contents

IntroductionAcknowledgementsGlossaryFOUNDATIONS OF ANZACDiggerFirst to fallThe forgotten islandThe silent AnzacThe first day on GallipoliTalk about go!The landingParables of AnzacSilence of the gunsFurphyLeaving GallipoliWe got it in the neckAt PozieresWe did all that was asked of usThe charge at BeershebaHEROES OF ANZACThey just poured into the wards all dayEveryone was as cheerful as possiblePrivate PunchA soldier of the crossFromellesThe Australians are here!The Roo de KangaThe only gleams of sunshineThe underground artilleryMatilda goes to warTobruk Rats'Bluey' TruscottAngels of the Owen Stanley RangeAustralia's secret submarinersTHE HOME FRONTScots of the RiverinaThe Durban SignallerThe chalk Rising SunBlightyHomecomingVery irritatedDeath's soldierA stitch in timeThe NackeroosYanks Down UnderThe Brisbane LineMiss Luckman's journalLAUGHTERA million cat-callsThe Pommies and the YanksReligionMonoclesFood and drinkBabbling brooksArmy biscuitsThe casual diggerOfficersBirdieThe piece of paperBaldy becomes mobileCharacters'The Unofficial History of the AIF'Please Let Us Take TobrukParable of the kit inspectionThe Air Force wifeLEGENDS OF ANZACThe Eureka swordThe lost submarineThe vanished battalionThe two men with donkeysWC Murphy's daughterThe souvenir kingThe crucified soldierThe walersANZAC to AnzacAnzac and the Rising SunThe first and the lastMEMORIESNo. 008 Trooper J. RedgumThe first Anzac DaysReturn to GallipoliAfter the warThe lonely AnzacThe longest memorialThe lone pinesMrs Kim's commemorationThe long aftermath of FromellesThe Unknown SailorThe Long Tan crossFlowers of remembranceThe lady of violetsSound and silenceHugo Throssell's VCDo you remember?Select sources and referencesPicture creditsIndex

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GOR011135234
9781760110857
176011085X
Great ANZAC Stories: The Men and Women Who Created the Digger Legend by Graham Seal
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Allen & Unwin
2015-03-25
320
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