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Title:
An ANZAC on the Western Front : the personal reflections of an Australian infantryman from 1916 to 1918
Author:
Williams, Harold Roy, 1889-1955, author.
Uniform Title:
Gallant company
Publication Information:
Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2012.
Physical Description:
xiv, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
This is a graphic account of one soldier's service in the First World War an account that is based on a diary he maintained whilst on active service. It has been described by one senior officer as "the best soldier's story I have yet read in Australia". H.R. Williams enlisted in 1915, joining 'A' Company, 56th Battalion AIF.
General Note:
"First published as The gallant company: an Australian soldier's story of 1915-18 by Angus & Robertson Limited, Sydney, 1933"--Page facing title page.
Language:
English
Contents:
1. From Liverpool to Cairo -- 2. Tel-el-Kebir and the Desert March -- 3. Move to France -- 4. Allied march through Paris -- 5. Battle of Fromelles -- 6. Into The Somme Battle -- 7. Death of Captain Fanning -- 8. Gueudecourt sector -- 9.German retreat from the Somme -- 10. Blighty leave -- 11. Officers' Course, Cambridge -- 12. Gas warfare -- 13.German offensive -- 14. New Somme battlefield -- 15. Preparing the return blow -- 16. Battle of Amiens -- 17. Consolidating the victory -- 18. March up to Péronne -- 19. Battle of Péronne -- 20. End of the battle, and hospital -- 21. Conclusion.
ISBN:
9781848847675
Format :
Book