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The Last Fifty Miles
Title : The Last Fifty Miles
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ISBN : 9780670079148
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 316

'They were fifty miles to victory and defeat, fifty miles to collapse and renewal, and fifty miles to a new place for Australia among the nations of the world. They were among the most significant fifty miles in our history.' March, 1918. The young Australian nation is struggling to cope with the Great War, now in its fifth year - the strain of maintaining huge armies half'They were fifty miles to victory and defeat, fifty miles to collapse and renewal, and fifty miles to a new place for Australia among the nations of the world. They were among the most significant fifty miles in our history.' March, 1918. The young Australian nation is struggling to cope with the Great War, now in its fifth year - the strain of maintaining huge armies halfway across the globe, the bitter divisions over conscription, anxiety from the rise of Communism in Russia, and the creeping influence of the War Precautions Act. And, above all, the country-wide grief over the death of its men on a scale never befor


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The Last Fifty Miles Reviews

  • Lorraine Pestell

    Adam Wakeling's account of the battles leading to the end of World War I is an artful historical record which interlaces humour and little-known facts into the arduous conditions of northern France.What I particularly enjoyed about this book was the way the author weaves the various layers of warfare throughout: the geopolitical background of 1916-18, strategic decisions made on all sides, often from a great distance and with little regard for the infantrymen on the ground, the tactical triumphs [...]

  • Shaun Major

    An intriguing idea told very pacily. The balance between context and Australian focus is not always found.