The Anzacs

by Patsy Adam-Smith | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0140165398 Global Overview for this book
Registered by michyj of Albert Park, Victoria Australia on 1/24/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by michyj from Albert Park, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Gallipoli was the final resting place for thousands of young Australians. Death struck so fast there was not time for escape or burial. And when Gallipoli was over there was the misery of the European Campaign. Patsy Adam-Smith read over 8000 diaries and letters to write her acclaimed best seller abou the First World War. Soldiers sought her out to tell her why they went, what they saw and how they felt about that great holocaust. Their simple acounts are more vivid than any novel; the years have not dimmed their memories of lost comrades and the horrors of war. These are the extraordinary experiences of ordinary men and they strike to the heart.

Journal Entry 2 by michyj from Albert Park, Victoria Australia on Sunday, April 30, 2006
Brought this to the Brisbane Stone Corners Hotel Meet Up.

Journal Entry 3 by Flinx73 from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Sunday, May 14, 2006
Picked up this at a meet at the Stones Corner Pub a few weeks ago. Finished reading it this week and thoroughly enjoyed it. Although it was rather obvious by the writing style that it was published in the 1970's the statistics and the firsthand accounts of the ANZACS experiences at Gallipoli and on the Western Front in France and Belgium make it perhaps more relevant today now that all of the diggers are gone than at the time of writing. The book made me much more aware of the conditions our solidiers endured, the experiences they lived through and sacrifices they made. A very good read.

I will probably take this along to the next meet and release it there.

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