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The Resource Bully beef & balderdash : more myths of the AIF examined and debunked, Volume II, Graham Wilson

Bully beef & balderdash : more myths of the AIF examined and debunked, Volume II, Graham Wilson

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Bully beef & balderdash : more myths of the AIF examined and debunked, Volume II
Title
Bully beef & balderdash
Title remainder
more myths of the AIF examined and debunked
Title number
Volume II
Statement of responsibility
Graham Wilson
Title variation
Bully beef and balderdash
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Language
eng
Summary
The Australian Imperial Force, first raised in 1914 for overseas war service, became better known by its initials, the AIF. There was a distinct character to those who enlisted in the earliest months and who were destined to fight on Gallipoli. During the war the AIF took its place among the great armies of the world, on some of history's oldest battlefields. The Australians would attack at the Dardanelles, enter Jerusalem and Damascus, defend Amiens and Ypres, and swagger through the streets of Cairo, Paris, and London, with their distinctive slouch hats and comparative wealth of six shillings per day. However, the legend of the AIF is shrouded in myth and mystery. Was Beersheba the last great cavalry charge in history? Did the AIF storm the red light district of Cairo and burn it to ground while fighting running battles with the military police? Was the AIF the only all-volunteer army of World War I? This book shines an unforgiving light on these and other well-known myths of the AIF in World War I, arguing that these spectacular legends simply serve to diminish the hard-won reputation of the AIF as a fighting force. Graham Wilson mounts his own campaign to rehabilitate the historical reputation of the force and to demonstrate that misleading and inaccurate embellishment does nothing but hide the true story of Australia's World War I fighting army. This book deliberately tilts at some well loved windmills and, for those who cherish the mythical story of the AIF, this will not be comfortable reading. Yet, given the extraordinary truth of the AIF's history, it is certainly compelling reading
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  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
Bully beef & balderdash : more myths of the AIF examined and debunked, Volume II, Graham Wilson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-187) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p225941207
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 215 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925520323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Bully beef & balderdash : more myths of the AIF examined and debunked, Volume II, Graham Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p225941207
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 215 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925520323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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