The Resource Fromelles & Pozières : in the trenches of hell, Peter FitzSimons

Fromelles & Pozières : in the trenches of hell, Peter FitzSimons

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Fromelles & Pozières : in the trenches of hell
Title
Fromelles & Pozières
Title remainder
in the trenches of hell
Statement of responsibility
Peter FitzSimons
Title variation
Fromelles and Pozières
Title variation remainder
in the trenches of hell
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
On 19 July 1916, 7000 Australian soldiers -- in the first major action of the AIF on the Western Front -- attacked entrenched German positions at Fromelles, in northern France. By the next day, no fewer than 5500 were wounded and just under 1900 were dead -- a bloodbath that the Australian War Memorial describes as 'the worst 24 hours in Australia's entire history'. Just days later, three Australian Divisions attacked German positions at nearby Pozières, and over the next six weeks they suffered another 23,000 casualties. Of that bitter battle, the great Australian war correspondent Charles Bean would write, 'The field of Pozières is more consecrated by Australian fighting and more hallowed by Australian blood than any field which has ever existed...' Yet the sad truth is that, nearly a century on from those battles, Australians know only a fraction of what occurred. This book brings the battles back to life and puts the reader in the moment, illustrating both the heroism displayed and the insanity of the British plan. With his extraordinary vigour and commitment to research, Peter FitzSimons shows why this is a story about which all Australians can be proud. And angry
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
940.4272
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Fromelles & Pozières : in the trenches of hell, Peter FitzSimons
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Fromelles & Pozières : in the trenches of hell, Peter FitzSimons
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A William Heinemann book" - title page verso
  • First published by William Heinemann in 2015
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 690-774) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
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24 cm.
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Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
xxii, 793 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143783305
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)958599998

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