The Great War
Pan Macmillan Australia, 2006 - Australia / Army / Australian and New Zealand Army Corps / History - 863 pages
The Great War is Les Carlyon's extraordinary account of the Anzacs on the Western Front from 1916 to 1918. It combines a brilliant overview of this immense conflict with telling detail, stories, letters and diaries that breathe life into those terrible battles of 90 years ago. In The Great War Carlyon has produced a masterpiece that takes the reader from the generals formulating strategy, to the troops fighting cold, filth and the terror of sudden death in their trenches. Written with the same narrative skill, humanity, vivid recreation and meticulous research that made Gallipoli a number one bestseller, Les Carlyon's astonishing new book is an epic that will stand as the lasting and definitive history of Australia's involvement in the Great War.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AaronPegram - LibraryThing
Carlyon's writing style is very appropriate for this engaging story of Australians on the Western Front. His research is thorough, and indeed, it picks up from where 'Gallipoli' finishes. But Carlyon ... Read full review