Shattered Anzacs

Author(s): Marina Larsson

Australian Non fiction

DoP March 2009, Australia 234x153mm / 336pp Softcover There is no book about disabled soldiers in Australia after the First World War, much less the impact of war disability upon their family members. A fresh perspective on the First World War, this book moves beyond standard repatriation histories to explore the personal dimensions of war disability within families. The book offers an alternative story of Anzac; and presents a 'hidden history' that will resonate with many ordinary Australian families whose lives have been affected by war. "Shattered Anzacs" tells the untold story of thousands of Australian families who welcomed home disabled soldiers after the First World War. It offers a poignant account of the impact of physical injury and shell shock upon returned soldiers, and explores the profound and lasting consequences of disablement for their kin in the 1920s and 1930s. Drawing the reader into the emotional interior of family life, it evocatively brings to light the daily struggles of Australia's 90,000 'changed men', and reveals the significant burdens carried by their family members.


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781921410550
  • : UNSW Press
  • : UNSW Press
  • : 0.551
  • : March 2009
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Marina Larsson
  • : Paperback
  • : 309
  • : 362.4086970994
  • : 320
  • : illustrations