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Anzac Day

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The 25th of April is Anzac day, which marks the date when Australian and New Zealand troops landed at Gallipoli in 1915. It is a day on which we remember all Australians who died in war. This week we will be featuring books about Australians at war. Featured books can be reserved for a fee of $1.35 per title, or check for them next time you visit a library branch.
Before the Anzac dawn : a military history of Australia to 1915 / edit
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This book provides a comprehensive and compelling account of Australian military history before any soldier set foot on Gallipoli. It shows that this pre-1915 history has largely been forgotten.
The Korean war: Australia in the giants playground / by Cameron Forbes
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Tells the story of the Korean war & Australia's involvement, via letters & diaries of those diggers who fought across Korea's unforgiving hills & mountains to the grand strategies formulated in Washington, Moscow and Beijing,
Shadows of Anzac: an intimate history of Gallipoli / by David W. Camer
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Tells the story of the 'ordinary' men and women who participated in the Gallipoli campaign from April to December 1915 and gave the Anzac legend meaning. Drawing on letters and diaries, Cameron provides an intimate and personal perspective of Anzac
Vietnam: the Australian war / by Paul Ham
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The participation by Australian soldiers in the Vietnam conflict (1962-1975), including political background, accounts of battles and operations in Vietnam, soldiers personal histories, and with reference to the anti-war movement
Heroic Australian women in war: astonishing tales of bravery from Gall
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Profiles the grit, determination and selflessness of 11 outstanding Australian women serving in two World Wars. Focuses not only on the outstanding courage these women displayed in battle, but also on their personal struggles and accomplishments
Farewell, dear people : biographies of Australia's lost generation / b
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An analysis of the individuals making up the lost generation of WWI. They involve a range of backgrounds and experiences, all states and classes, and come from a variety of military units, not just the infantry
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