Thankfully, most of us will never experience first-hand the horrors of war. But war stories allow us to honour those who’ve fought for our freedoms. Snapshots of the vulnerability and heartbreak, humour and camaraderie experienced during combat capture the fragility of our existence and the strength of the human spirit.
The compelling account of the Australian troops fighting on the Western front in March and April 1918.
David Cameron’s landmark, two-volume Australians on the Western Front 1918 concludes with the story of the central role Australian troops played in the final German defeat
The magnificent new novel by the bestselling and award-winning Kate Atkinson: 'Masterpiece' - Telegraph; 'Pageturner' - Evening Standard; 'Wise, funny and paced like a thriller' - Observer
Much has been written about the Great War, and a great deal on the Australian Imperial Force and its operations. Now Will Davies, bestselling author of Beneath Hill 60 and Somme Mud, explores, in vivid detail, the last 100 days and the Australian contribution to final victory in November 1918.
July 4, 2018 will see the 100th anniversary of the World War One Battle of Hamel, fought on the Somme on American Independence Day, an Allied victory, achieved in a staggering 93 minutes, which introduced tactics that dramatically turned the tide against the Germans and changed the way that war is fought.
A Moment of War is the powerful final book in the acclaimed trilogy that began with Cider with Rosie.
This is the original version of Robert Graves's intense memoir of the First World War, restoring this raw, emotionally truthful, darkly comic work to the way it was first written, by a young man still reeling from the trenches.
From flying with critically wounded Australian soldiers out of turbulent war zones, to being held at gunpoint, the compassion, courage and grace under fire in Our Vietnam Nurses will inspire and astound.
A classic study of one of the most disastrous campaigns in British military history which has never ceased to enthral the imagination.
Few years can justly be said to have transformed the earth: 1914 did.
Dando-Collins adroitly interweaves a compelling family history with the broader canvas of the Anzacs. Crack Hardy is a fine and important book.
This is an unflinching and remarkable social history. It is an act of remembering in the face of forgetting. Telling the truth about war requires its own kind of courage.
Barack Obama shares the books he read (and loved) this summer.
Honour your Dad’s individuality this Father’s Day with a gift from the heart.
Celebrate International Cat Day – 8 August – with some im-paw-sibly fabulous fiction.