Digger Smith And Australia's Great War. Ordinary Name Extraordinary Stories
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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: As New
Publisher: Murdoch Books Australia
Publisher Place: Milsons Point
Publisher Year: 2011
Edition: First Edition
Description: 368 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in As new condition throughout.
Publishers Description: "Smiths were among the first men to land at Gallipoli. Smiths fought and died at Pozieres, Bullecourt and Passchendaele. Smiths were wounded - and treated by doctors and nurses named Smith. At home, Smiths penned patriotic doggerel and spoke vociferously against conscription. There was Grace Cossington Smith and her iconic painting The Sock Knitter, and Victor Smith, who designed a guided missile in his dads workshop in suburban Brisbane. Australias Smiths included the AIFs senior policeman, a Jewish VC, and the wars most famous Australian aviators. They and thousands of more humble Smiths reflect the hopes and fears, the tragedies and the triumph of Australia in the Great War. Then there are the German-Australian Smiths, the Schmidts, who fought for Australia even as Schmidts at home were vilified and interned. Just as the Great War affected all Australians, we can see the great range of their experience through the lives and deaths of those sharing the most common, representative surname."