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.
|Publisher:||Scribe Publications Party Limited|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)|
About 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.