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BOOKS

Great Anzac Stories

The men and women who created the digger legend

Graham Seal

RRP: £12.99

4 April 2013

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781743310595

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. Great Anzac Stories gathers iconic tales of Australian experience in the major wars they’ve fought: World Wars I and II, Korea and Vietnam, and also tales from the home front.

Here we relive the horror of the first day at Gallipoli, acutely aware of what was to come. We admire the courage of the Rats of Tobruk, the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels and the Vietnam Tunnelers. We remember the nurses from the Vyner Brooke tragedy and some of the most daring men Australia has ever produced.

With jokes from the front, yarns about the slouch hat, the story of the Lone Pine, and many tales which haven’t seen the light of day since wartime, Great Anzac Stories also reveals a distinctively Australian way to remember the years at war.