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Saving Australians from Gallipoli to Kokoda


Part of Australian Army History Series

  • Date Published: January 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107087194

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  • Stretcher-bearers is a compelling account of the experience of Australian stretcher-bearers during the First and Second World Wars. Respected military historian, Mark Johnston traces the development of formal stretcher-bearing from its origin in the early nineteenth century under Napoleon to the Second World War. Johnston draws on accounts by stretcher-bearers who worked on the front line, as well as tributes from rescued soldiers, to deepen our understanding of the crucial role these soldiers played in Gallipoli, Palestine, the Western Front in World War I, and in the Middle East and the Pacific in World War II. The narrative is further driven by rich imagery, featuring over 130 full-page photographs. This book provides a generously illustrated, engaging and moving account of the history of the stretcher-bearer, a figure praised by countless Diggers but never previously the subject of a book.

    • The first comprehensive history of a group praised by innumerable Australian soldiers in both world wars: stretcher-bearers
    • Features more than 130 full-page photographs
    • Written by one of Australia's foremost military historians
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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107087194
    • length: 332 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 177 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.1kg
    • contains: 130 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The First World War 1914–1918:
    1. Gallipoli and Palestine
    2. The Western Front
    Part II. The Second World War 1939–1945:
    3. The Middle East
    4. The jungle campaigns.

  • Author

    Mark Johnston, Scotch College, Melbourne
    Dr Mark Johnston is Head of History, Politics and Philosophy at Scotch College, Melbourne and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre. He is a leading authority on the Australian Army in World War II and has been described in the Australian War Memorial's Wartime magazine as 'the leading historian on the experience of Australian soldiers during the war'. This is his tenth book and his fifth with Cambridge University Press. His earlier works include histories of the 6th, 7th and 9th Divisions, and of the RAAF in the Pacific War.

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