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From The Trenches: The Best Anzac Writing Of World War One
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Mark Dapin
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From The Trenches: The Best Anzac Writing Of World War One

Mark Dapin



Diaries, letters & journals;
Australasian & Pacific history;
First World War


432 pages

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In the centenary of World War One, here are the Anzacs in their own words. From the Trenches is a collection of  gripping, awe-inspiring and sometimes terrifying accounts of life at the  front, recorded by those who lived through the fighting.

Drawn  from diaries, memoirs and letters, as well as poetry, reportage and  prose, this collection reminds us that the Anzac legend is rooted in  real and tragic circumstances on a heartbreakingly human scale. Belying  the common perception of the laconic digger, these compelling voices  convey the range of wartime experience, from the desolation and horror  to the unbridled excitement and camaraderie. Through it all runs the  bleak toll on young lives.

Author and journalist Mark Dapin has  selected writing from those on the frontlines as well as behind the  scenes, from officers and soldiers to nurses, engineers and reporters,  to create a volume that will be regarded as the definitive record of the  personal experiences that forged the emerging national identities of  Australia and New Zealand.

By:   Mark Dapin
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   295g
ISBN:   9780143572428
ISBN 10:   0143572423
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   March 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Journalist Mark Dapin is the editor of The Penguin Book of Australian War Writing. His latest novel, Spirit House, set on the Burma Railway during the Second World War, was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and shortlisted for the Age Book of the Year. He is a PhD candidate at the Australian Defence Force Academy.

'A fine, judicious and moving selection ...a rich addition to the literature of Anzac.' Weekend Australian 'This is one of the finest collections of war writing assembled, astutely analysed and sensitively compiled.' Weekly Times 'Bloodlust, fury and despair ping off the pages, in poetry and prose.' Courier-Mail 'A gem of a collection.' South Coast Register 'A book for those who want to feel, see and smell the war through the eyes of those who were there.' Brisbane News 'No history book can bring these tragic events to life as graphically or as honestly as these men's own accounts ...a must-read for anyone who wants to delve more deeply into the Anzac legend.' Toowoomba Chronicle 'Mark Dapin's writing in this field is second to none.' Weekly Times Now

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