On the War-path: An Anthology of Australian Military Travel

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Robin Gerster, Peter Pierce
Melbourne Univ. Publishing, 2004 - Political Science - 350 pages
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The cultural bridge that war has formed between Australia and the world is discussed in this important anthology. From the Sudan in 1885 to Afghanistan in 2001, these lively essays connect war and travel in the observations of writers such as "Banjo" Paterson, George Johnston, Nancy Wake, John Pilger, and Peter Weir. A combination of writings from combatants abroad and retrospective travelers to foreign battlefields and war site reveals how the experience of war has broadened, refined, and even distorted Australian views of the world.
 

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Contents

Introduction
19
Tom GunningThose Sudan Days 1947
27
A Perspective from
37
Nurse in South Africa1903
50
The First World
67
Australian Soldiers 1915
85
and Palestine 1 91 A 9 8 1923
100
Great War 95
107
Lawson Glassop We Were the Rats 1944
151
Eric Lambert The Twenty Thousand Thieves 1951
162
NX52009 David McNicollIsle of Content 1941
168
Called the White Mouse 1985
206
Wars in Asia and the Pacific
227
Vietnam 1987
252
Ways of Battlefield Tourism
281
Through Two Wars 1999
333

Ancre 1916929
121
Introduction
143

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About the author (2004)

Robin Gerster is an associate professor in the school of literary, visual, and performance studies at Monash University and the author of "Big-Noting," a previous winner of "The Age"'s Book of the Year Award. Peter Pierce is a professor of Australian literature at James Cook University. He is editor of "The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia" and coeditor of "Clubbing of the Gunfire."

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