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The desert ANZACS : the forgotten conflicts in the deserts of Mesopotamia, North Africa and Palestine / Barry Stone
Bib ID 6574983
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Stone, Barry, author
 
Description Richmond, Victoria : Hardie Grant Books, 2014 
©2014 
302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9781742707549
Summary

Almost everyone has heard of Lawrence of Arabia. Yet few know that the Anzacs gave 'life-blood' to Lawrence and the Arab armies. Without Anzac assistance, Lawrence may well have failed. We've been saturated with Gallipoli and France and the Anzac legend that grew up from those made-famous battlefields; yet victory in Palestine and North Africa became revenge for Gallipoli. Well before Gallipoli, and the turn of the century, the first time that a British colony anywhere in the empire sent an armed force overseas to assist Mother England, New South Wales sent troops to Sudan in 1885. The Australians who went saw little action in North Africa but this was to be the start of a long tradition.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-302).

Subjects Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History.  |  Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- Influence.  |  Desert warfare -- History -- 20th century.  |  World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns.  |  Australian

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