Great Anzac Stories
The Men and Women Who Created the Digger Legend
by Graham Seal
Allen & Unwin, 2013, lightly illustrated with b/w photographs, paperback, ISBN 9781743310595
Like New Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, uncreased spine
'Over 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. The Great Stories gathers iconic stories of Australians at was - 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.'