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Pozieres: The Anzac Story
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Pozieres: The Anzac Story

by Scott Bennett
 

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The capture of Pozières in 1916 was heralded as a stunning tactical victory for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, yet, for the exhausted survivors, the war-weary public, and the families of the dead and maimed, victory came at such terrible cost it seemed indistinguishable from defeat. Via letters and diaries, this account tells the stories of those

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The capture of Pozières in 1916 was heralded as a stunning tactical victory for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, yet, for the exhausted survivors, the war-weary public, and the families of the dead and maimed, victory came at such terrible cost it seemed indistinguishable from defeat. Via letters and diaries, this account tells the stories of those men who fought at Pozières, revealing a battlefield drenched in chaos, suffering, and fear. Demonstrating how commanders struggled with a war conducted on an unprecedented scale and how the survivors witnessed appalling human tragedy and returned home as both heroes and shattered men, this chronicle uncovers the story behind the official history. Candid and devastating, this book reassesses Australia’s involvement in the Great War.

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"Bennett looks deeper than the traditional myth of good men led by bad officers. Thorough research, a gift for storytelling, and the deft weaving of the overall battle strategies with the feelings of the men make this a valuable addition to Australia's history of the war."  —Herald Sun

"Scott Bennett’s Pozières gives us a clear, fresh view of an epic battle, presenting conclusions that will challenge many readers."  —Peter Stanley, author, Men of Mont St. Quentin

"This is a staggeringly good first book; as good a piece of military history as I've read in a long time. . . . There is a humanity in this book that is moving and deeply involving."  —Canberra Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781921844836
Publisher:
Scribe Publications Party Limited
Publication date:
01/14/2013
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Scott Bennett is the director of sales and operations at Beaurepaires. For the last 10 years, he has worked for many of Australia’s most recognized retail companies as a management consultant and as an executive manager.

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