Australia: 02 8445 2351 $6.95 flat rate Australia wide
9781108486194

Surviving the Great War

Australian Prisoners of War on the Western Front 1916-18 by Pegram, Aaron Code: 57890 Format: Hardback Publication date: 06/01/2019 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability Price: AU $59.95

Between 1916 and 1918, more than 3,800 men of the Australian Imperial Force were taken prisoner by German forces fighting on the Western Front. Australians captured in France and Belgium did not easily integrate into public narratives of Australia in the First World War and its commemorative rituals. Captivity was a story of surrender and inaction, at odds with the Anzac legend and a triumphant national memory. Soldiers captured on the Western Front endured a broad range of experiences in German captivity, yet all regarded survival as a personal triumph. Surviving the Great War is the first detailed analysis of the little-known story of Australians in German captivity in the First World War. By placing the hardships of prisoners of war in a broader social and military context, this book adds a new dimension to the national wartime experience and challenges popular representations of Australias involvement in the First World War.

Format: Hardback
Illustration: B&W THROUGHOUT
Availability: Available, please contact us for availability
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING
Publication date: 06/01/2019
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 0mm X 0mm
Code: 57890