A Distant Grief
Australians, War Graves and the Great War. Sixty thousand Australians perished during the Great War of 1914-18, far from their homeland and loved ones. So how did their families, on the other side of the world and without the bodies of their dead, attempt to come to terms with their loss? Bart Ziino draws extensively on the archives of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. He adds new dimensions to our understanding of the ways in which individuals and communities responded to death and commemoration. Paperback, partially illustrated, 243 pages.