The Australian Experience of War: Illustrated Stories and Verse

By: Laird, John, ed.

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Book Condition: very good


Hardcover with dust jacket, 19.5 by 26.6 cm, 328 pp., illus. The hardcover is very good with light foxing on the top edge of the textblock and a small scuff mark near the top edge of the front cover; the jacket is very good with some faint scratches. From the front flap: “Australia has participated in nine wars, four of which have produced a body of memorable war literature by Australian writers. This anthology gathers together a selection of the best of that literature—poems, stories and vignettes, extracts from novels and memoirs—sensitively illustrated with contemporary paintings, drawings and photographs. Much of Australian war literature reflects and reinforces the Anzac tradition, which has played an important part in our national consciousness. A number of poems and prose extracts illustrating the Anzac tradition are included in this selection, but a good deal of the literature chosen is concerned with other matters: opposition to war, homesickness and war-weariness, relations between officers and other ranks, prisoner-of-war experiences, the home front. There is something to satisfy everyone… the range of theme, subject and treatment and the quality of writing will appeal to a wide audience interested in Australians’ reactions to the experience of war.”

Title: The Australian Experience of War: Illustrated Stories and Verse

Author Name: Laird, John, ed.

Categories: World War II, Military History, World War I,

Edition: reprint

Publisher: London, Leo Cooper: 1988

ISBN Number: 0850524458

ISBN Number 13: 9780850524451

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: very good

Jacket Condition: very good

Seller ID: 3726