Legends of War

The AIF in France 1918

Pat Beale

1918 was a triumphal year for the Australian Corps in France yet perceptions of this have been clouded by legends. This concise and knowledgeable account will not sit comfortably with everyone.
Publication date:
August 2020
Publisher :
Arden
Language:
English
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9781925984637

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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This book is available
£25.00

Overview
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• What made the WWI Australian soldier different from others?

1918 was a year of triumph for the Australian Corps in France yet today this is seldom recognised by most Australians. Our perceptions have been clouded by legends, built up over the past century, that have trivialised their achievement.

Here an ex-soldier, Pat Beale DSO MC, uses his military background to help re-discover why and how the Corps was so successful and also the reasons their triumph has been ignored. This concise and knowledgeable account will not sit comfortably with everyone.

As the author admits, he slaps a number of ‘sacred cows' on the rump and challenges some deeply held perceptions, but he hopes it will encourage a better understanding of the great victory of those men and how they achieved it.