Valour & violets : South Australia in the Great War / Robert Kearney and Sharon Cleary. Valour and violets

Collection type Library
Author Kearney, Robert, author.; Cleary, Sharon, author.;
Call Number F 940.394 K24v
Document type Monograph
Year Jan. 2018. 2018. 018.
Pagination vii, 392 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits, facsimiles ; 30 cm.
Publisher Wakefield Press Pty, Limited, Wakefield Press,
Note "100 years of ANZAC, the spirit lives 2014-2018"--Colophon. Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-386) and index. "Close to 35,000 South Australians enlisted for service overseas during the Great War. Around 5500 never came back. Countless more returned with physical and psychological injuries that would affect them for the rest of their lives. Valour and Violets brings together for the first time the stories of the campaigns and battles in which South Australians served, set against the backdrop of the South Australian home front. Here are the stories of Frederick Prentice, the first of three Indigenous South Austra lians to be awarded the Military Medal; Thomas Baker, the gunner who became an ace pilot; and Sister Margaret Graham, awarded the Royal Red Cross for her contribution to army nursing. Here too are lesser known stories, such as that of Alexandrina Seager, who formed the Cheer-Up Society back home and worked every single day during the war, despite losing her youngest son at Gallipoli. Or Clara Weaver of Rosewater, who not only lost five sons to the war but also her husband, George, who died at home before the war ended. Drawing on the work of the many who have written on the subject previously, Valour and Violets provides a wholly South Australian perspective on the impact of the Great War on individuals, on families and on our state's coastal, regional, a nd outback communities" -- Cover description.
Place made Mile End : Mile End, South Australia :

1. Evolution of an army -- 2. 1914 For king & empire -- 3. 1915 The ''adventure'' begins -- 4. 1916 So many casualties -- 5. 1917 Hell on earth -- 6. 1918 Beginning of the end -- 7. 1919 Bringing them home.

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