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The Resource The RSL book of WWI, edited by John Gatfield and Richard Landels

The RSL book of WWI, edited by John Gatfield and Richard Landels

Label
The RSL book of WWI
Title
The RSL book of WWI
Statement of responsibility
edited by John Gatfield and Richard Landels
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
True stories of Aussie courage and mateship from the annals of the RSL. Publishing in the run up to the centenary of Gallipoli, this collection of 100 true stories of Aussie courage and mateship in World War I is the first in a series carrying the imprimatur of the RSL, an Australian icon which has supported serving and ex-service Defence Forces for nearly 100 years, stamping this series with authority and authenticity. The stories have the human element: intimate, eyewitness accounts across the breadth of Australia's war from Gallipoli to the Western Front, related with humour, pathos and vivid detail. For example: the Gallipoli landing as related in an Anzac's letter home ; an engineer who was one of the first ashore at Gallipoli and who cut steps up the cliffs for those who followed ; General Monash on a mysterious meeting on an Anzac beach ; Major General Pompey Elliott's story of a crackshot sniper ; the curious case of the stolen cheese ; firsthand accounts of HMAS Sydney's victory over the Emden and a battle between HMAS Sydney and a Zeppelin ; Charles Kingsford-Smith on meeting a German pilot after the war ; a Light Horse patrol daringly slipping through advancing Turkish troops to warn their mates of danger
Biography type
contains biographical information
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gatfield, John
  • Landels, Richard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Returned Services League of Australia
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Mateship (Australia)
Target audience
adult
Label
The RSL book of WWI, edited by John Gatfield and Richard Landels
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 353 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780732299651
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a116998
  • (Sirsi) a116998
Label
The RSL book of WWI, edited by John Gatfield and Richard Landels
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 353 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780732299651
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a116998
  • (Sirsi) a116998

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