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Where are our boys? : how newsmaps won the Great War / Martin Woods
Bib ID 6972381
Format BookBook [text, cartographic image, volume]
Author
Woods, Martin P. (Martin Paul), 1957- author
 
Description Canberra, ACT : National Library of Australia, [2016] 
©2016 
245 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour), facsimiles (some colour) ; 28 cm 
ISBN 9780642278715 (paperback)
Summary

"In 1914, the newspaper map, or newsmap, began to supply readers with the geographical backdrop to the Great War. With origins in ancient and early printed war maps, the newsmap was an important tool in explaining the progress of the war to the public at home. Where are our boys? tells the story of how the war was fought and won from the opening salvos in 1914 to victory on the Western Front. Day by day, for every campaign and battle, readers across the nation were deluged with maps, allowing them to follow Australian and Allied exploits, successes, and, sometimes, disasters. "Our boys' were in Egypt, Palestine, Gallipoli, Belgium, Germany and France, in towns and villages most Australians had never heard of. Soon, these places were being discussed, with growing expertise, over maps in homes, pubs, churches and clubs, with the war producing more maps than any time before in history. Those following the war at home were never allowed too close, as censorship rules dictated when maps could be published. Yet Where Are Our Boys? is not simply about propaganda. Maps in newspapers tracked the war's many campaigns and the exploits of the Anzacs, as well as commemorating events, people and places. In the end, they helped Australians to understand the conflict and to comprehend the great human costs"--Back cover.

Full contents
  • Introduction
  • chapter 1. The seat of war : before the newsmap
  • chapter 2. Remaking the map of Europe
  • chapter 3. Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailer : patriot games, 1914
  • chapter 4. Far from the dardanelles : claiming Gallipoli for our boys
  • chapter 5. Reading the front : animating the Great War
  • chapter 6. 'Somewhere in France' : along the Western Front with our boys
  • chapter 7. Victory, in memoriam
  • Endnotes
  • List of illustrations
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-244) and index.

Subjects World War, 1914-1918 -- Press coverage -- Australia.  |  World War, 1914-1918 -- Maps.  |  World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Australian.  |  War -- Press coverage -- Australia.  |  Maps in journalism -- Australia.  |  Australian
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