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Bradman's War
Author: Malcolm Knox

ISBN: 9781849545716
Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 18 June 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 4.1
Description:
The Australian and English Test cricketers who fought and survived together in World War II came home knowing the difference between sport and war. They planned to resume the Ashes in a new spirit of friendship. Australia's legendary captain had something else in mind. Hailed as one of the greatest cricket teams of all time, the 1948 'Invincibles' are the only Australians to complete a tour of England undefeated. Their crushing victories under Donald Bradman's captaincy wrote them into the record books, even if the Don himself, on his final tour, was left forever stranded on a Test batting average of 99.94 after his duck in the fifth Ashes match. But often forgotten are the mixed feelings about the manner in which these feats were achieved. In his absorbing account of the legendary tour, Malcolm Knox exposes the rift between players who had experienced the horrors of active duty, epitomised by the fiery but sporting RAAF pilot Keith Miller, and those who had not, such as the invalided Bradman. Knox reveals the discomfort among the fans, commentators and players - from both teams - at Bradman's singleminded tactics, on and off the field.

Bradman's ruthlessness, even ag...

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