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The Western Front Diaries

By: Jonathan King (572/35966)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, ISBN: 9780731813681

Hidden under the shadow of Gallipoli for decades, the true story of what happened on the Western Front is finally brought into the bright light of day.

And what a story it is ...

The ANZACs' Western Front campaign had a greater impact than Gallipoli in almost every respect: five times more soldiers served and were killed there, more than five times as many battles took place and it was there that an astounding 52 Victoria Crosses were awarded to Australians.

The Diggers serving on the Western Front also helped win the war, but it was at an almost unfathomable cost.

Using hundreds of brutally honest and extraordinary eyewitness accounts The Western Front Diaries reproduces private diaries, letters, postcards and photographs to tell of the many heart-rending experiences, battle by bloody battle.

Straight from the mouths of the men who fought there it doesn't get more honest, raw or breathtaking than this ....

October 2008

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