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'The definitive biography of Phillip Schuler, one of Australia's greatest war correspondents, from Gallipoli to his death in Flanders.

'A bitter-sweet drama of love and war . . . one of the great untold Australian stories brought to life. Les Carlyon

'Phillip Schuler was one of Australia's best and brightest. As a handsome 24-year-old on special assignment for the Melbourne Age he covered the Gallipoli campaign alongside Charles Bean, Ellis Ashmead Bartlett and Keith Murdoch. His dispatches were evocative and compassionate, and captured the heroism and horror for Australian newspaper readers in way the meticulous yet dry prose of Bean never could. He returned from Gallipoli at the end of 1915 and quickly wrote a classic account of the campaign, Australia in Arms (1916). As the son of Frederick Schuler, editor of the Age and a bastion of the Melbourne establishment, Phillip could have remained an observer of the war, sheltered in the relative safety war correspondent's job. Instead, he chose to be a participant. He joined the AIF as a humble soldier and was sent to France. In June 1917, Schuler was killed near Messines in the Ypres salient. He was 27 years old.

'Schuler's experiences as a correspondent and then as a soldier mirror Australia's involvement in the Great War. From Gallipoli to Flanders, his dispatches, letters and diary entries offer a level of description and intelligence that are both revealing and deeply moving. He was one of the shining lights of the generation that was decimated by the war, and Baker's biography uses his all-too-brief life and death to give us a new and compelling perspective on Australia, the power of journalism and The First World War.' (Publication summary)

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    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2016 .
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      Extent: 376p.
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      • Published July 2016
      ISBN: 9781760111656

Works about this Work

Mark Baker : Books That Changed Me 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 18 September 2016; (p. 15) Brisbane Times , 12 September 2016;
'Mark Baker is a former senior editor of The Age, editor of The Canberra Times and managing editor of Fairfax Media. He has been a foreign correspondent, covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and was wounded while reporting the civil war on Bougainville in the early 1990s. His new biography is Phillip Schuler: the remarkable life of one of Australia's greatest war correspondents (Allen & Unwin). ...'
Anzac Narrator Rivalled Bean Mark Dapin , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 September 2016; (p. 22)

— Review of Phillip Schuler : The Remarkable Life of One of Australia's Greatest War Correspondents Mark Baker 2016 single work biography
A Picture of the Pioneering Journalist Who Went to War Ross Fitzgerald , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 October 2016; (p. 25) The Saturday Age , 8-9 October 2016; (p. 19)

— Review of Phillip Schuler : The Remarkable Life of One of Australia's Greatest War Correspondents Mark Baker 2016 single work biography
Myth Eats Man : Phillip Schuler as Catalyst Kevin Foster , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 385 2016; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Phillip Schuler : The Remarkable Life of One of Australia's Greatest War Correspondents Mark Baker 2016 single work biography
'ho was Phillip Schuler? A war correspondent for The Age, his six-week visit to Gallipoli in July and August 1915 produced, inter alia, a few of the rare eyewitness accounts of the battle and resulted in the first extended treatment of the Gallipoli campaign: Australia in Arms (1916). Schuler also compiled a unique photographic record of some of the battlefields and the living conditions in the trenches. Later enlisting as a soldier, he served in Flanders where, in April 1917, aged twenty-seven, he was fatally wounded by a stray shell.' (Introduction)
Anzac Narrator Rivalled Bean Mark Dapin , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 September 2016; (p. 22)

— Review of Phillip Schuler : The Remarkable Life of One of Australia's Greatest War Correspondents Mark Baker 2016 single work biography
A Picture of the Pioneering Journalist Who Went to War Ross Fitzgerald , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 October 2016; (p. 25) The Saturday Age , 8-9 October 2016; (p. 19)

— Review of Phillip Schuler : The Remarkable Life of One of Australia's Greatest War Correspondents Mark Baker 2016 single work biography
Myth Eats Man : Phillip Schuler as Catalyst Kevin Foster , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 385 2016; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Phillip Schuler : The Remarkable Life of One of Australia's Greatest War Correspondents Mark Baker 2016 single work biography
'ho was Phillip Schuler? A war correspondent for The Age, his six-week visit to Gallipoli in July and August 1915 produced, inter alia, a few of the rare eyewitness accounts of the battle and resulted in the first extended treatment of the Gallipoli campaign: Australia in Arms (1916). Schuler also compiled a unique photographic record of some of the battlefields and the living conditions in the trenches. Later enlisting as a soldier, he served in Flanders where, in April 1917, aged twenty-seven, he was fatally wounded by a stray shell.' (Introduction)
Mark Baker : Books That Changed Me 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 18 September 2016; (p. 15) Brisbane Times , 12 September 2016;
'Mark Baker is a former senior editor of The Age, editor of The Canberra Times and managing editor of Fairfax Media. He has been a foreign correspondent, covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and was wounded while reporting the civil war on Bougainville in the early 1990s. His new biography is Phillip Schuler: the remarkable life of one of Australia's greatest war correspondents (Allen & Unwin). ...'
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