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Aus­tralia’s Great War Peter Stan­ley NLA Pub­lish­ing This book of­fers a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive on Aus­tralia’s in­volve­ment in WWI. It looks back from the bat­tle­fields to home, where Aus­tralians grap­pled with the un­prece­dented stresses that war meted out. His­to­rian Peter Stan­ley ex­plores ‘the cry­ing years’ – an ex­pres­sion taken from Zora Cross’s trib­ute to her sol­dier brother who died at age 19 – and shows how they brought out the best and the worst in peo­ple. Draw­ing on vis­ual ma­te­rial from the Na­tional Li­brary of Aus­tralia, and sup­ple­mented with ex­tracts from di­aries, news re­ports, verse and fic­tion, the book takes us through the bat­tles that un­folded on Aus­tralians’ doorsteps.

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