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Australia's Great War
Author: Alan Tucker

ISBN: 9781743622490
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1 February 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9 x 2.2
Description:
The artillery bombardment did not let up for days. How anyone, on either side, could still be alive, was beyond me. The stream of casualties soon turned into a rivera raging, flooded river. The 'cooee' call to arms takes Syd from the Mallee to the fields of France. As part of the mobile veterinary unit, his horses are trained for war but face new and deadly weapons. Battle-weary diggers, shipped from Gallipoli and joined by fresh recruits from home, are met by a formidable enemy at Fromelles and along the River Somme, in a year that will be forged in legend and memory, in the trenches and the conscription battles at home.

About the Author

Alan Tucker is a previous winner of the CBC Book of the Year, nonfiction award for his illustrated book, Iron in the Blood. Since winning that award he has concentrated on writing historical fiction based on Australian history: the Bombing of Darwin, Cyclone Tracy and Atomic Testing in SA. His latest book, Battlefield, is written in the same genre and examines the breakout of Japanese prisoners from the Cowra POW camp in August 1944. He is developing two o...

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