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Digger Smith and Australia's Great War by Peter Stanley

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Digger Smith and Australia's Great War: Ordinary Name -- Extraordinary Stories by Peter Stanley
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In this book Peter Stanley has a detailed look at the WW1 contribution of men and women bearing the surname Smith Australia's most common name.
Smiths were among the first men to land at Gallipoli. Smiths fought and died at Pozières, Bullecourt, and Passchendaele. Smiths were wounded – and treated by doctors and nurses named Smith. At home, Smiths penned patriotic doggerel and spoke vociferously against conscription.
Then there are the German-Australian Smiths, the Schmidts, who fought for Australia even as Schmidts at home were vilified and interned. Just as the Great War affected all Australians, we can see the great range of their experience through the lives and deaths of those sharing the most common, representative surname

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Book Condition:
shop return - slight edge wear to boards otherwise near new - all pages all held tight in bindings
Outer Cover on Book:
Hard Boards with Dust Jacket
Total Pages:
367
Comment:
1st edition from 2011

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