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Crying Years, The

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  •  Crying Years, The
    Title: Crying Years, The
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 01/08/2017
    Price: $45.00
    Publishing status: Active

    The Great War continues to fascinate us all. In this original approach, prize-winning
    historian Peter Stanley cleverly weaves his narrative around striking images—many
    never seen before—to create a visual history that immerses the reader in each

    Peter has selected documents, photographs, artefacts, and
    images—drawings, prints, postcards, advertisements, souvenirs, song-sheets,
    posters, leaflets, maps, and cartoons—which together tell stories of battles
    overseas with Turks and Germans, and battles at home, for and against
    conscription, over ‘loyalty’ and ‘disloyalty’, and the war’s many imposts on
    Australia’s people.

    The National Library’s war memorabilia and documents help to connect the
    conflict overseas with the equally bitter struggle at home. Men faced life-changing
    choices: volunteer to fight or stay at home; join the industrial battles for hard-won
    working conditions or break the strikes. Women bore the burdens of voting to
    send men to their deaths, of raising children on their own, of waiting and
    worrying. As communities fractured under the stress, even children were drawn
    into the animosities between ‘German’, ‘Irish’, and ‘British’ Australians.

    The Crying Years evokes the drama and tragedy, suffering and
    sacrifice, the pain and the pity, of Australia’s Great War.

    ISBN: 9780642279057
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