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First known date: 1951 Issue Details: First known date: 1951 1951
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Notes

  • Epigraph: 'What do they know of the world? Does living mean / Quite simply, Mother, to die very young? / Good for this, good for that. My good friends I am leaving - / Twenty years old - good for the armed services.'
  • Author's note explains the characterisation.
  • Epigraph 2: In 1951 edition, the following also appears: 'In the pictures in the Versailles Gallery it's all generals, flags and clouds. But in reality it's mud and lice' ('The Fall of Paris' by Ilya Ehrenburg).
  • The Muller edition was selected by the Daily Graphic as its book of the month for October, 1952.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Newmont , 1951 .
      Extent: 416p.
      Edition info: 1st Ed.
      Note/s:
      • Glossary
      • Lambert registered Newmont publishing house; this ed. was the only one published by Newmont. Muller (London) took it over.
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Frederick Muller , 1952 .
      Extent: 317p.
      Reprinted: 1953 , 1954
      Note/s:
      • Also sound recording
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Transworld Australia , 1963 .
      Extent: 253p.
      Note/s:
      • 'A Corgi book.' Cover: 'The first complete and unabridged paperback edition of Eric Lambert's famous novel of the desert campaign.'
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Bantam Books , 1966 .
      Extent: 282p.
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Corgi Books , 1976 .
      Extent: 254p.
      ISBN: 0552101915 (pbk)
    • South Yarra, South Yarra - Glen Iris area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Currey O'Neil , 1982 .
      Extent: 317p.
      ISBN: 0855506806
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1992 .
      ISBN: 0140149279
      Series: Australian War Classics 1944 series - publisher
Alternative title: Veinte mil ladrones : novela
Language: Spanish

Works about this Work

"We Were the Rats" and "The Twenty Thousand Thieves" : Fictionalizing an Episode of Australian History Genevieve Laigle , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Commonwealth , Spring vol. 20 no. 2 1998; (p. 87-99)
War Literature 1890-1980 Robin Gerster , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 13 no. 4 1988; (p. 337-352)
The Usable Past : Australian War Fiction of the 1950s Rick Hosking , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 12 no. 2 1985; (p. 234-247)
The Getting of Manhood David Robert Walker , 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Popular Culture 1979; (p. 121-144)
The Veterans S.M.S. , 1955 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 5 1955; (p. 30-31)

— Review of The Veterans Eric Lambert 1954 single work novel ; The Twenty Thousand Thieves Eric Lambert 1951 single work novel
The Novelist and War O. N. Burgess , 1952 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 13 no. 3 1952; (p. 151-153)

— Review of The Twenty Thousand Thieves Eric Lambert 1951 single work novel
Untitled Vance Palmer , 1952 single work review
— Appears in: Voice , vol. 1 no. 2 1952; (p. 25)

— Review of The Twenty Thousand Thieves Eric Lambert 1951 single work novel
Untitled Ian Mair , 1951 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 10 no. 3 1951; (p. 300-301)

— Review of The Twenty Thousand Thieves Eric Lambert 1951 single work novel
Comparing the Critics 1951 single work review
— Appears in: The Austrovert , no. 5 1951; (p. 7)

— Review of The Twenty Thousand Thieves Eric Lambert 1951 single work novel
The Ninth Get Their Novel 1951 single work review
— Appears in: The Austrovert , no. 4 1951; (p. 6)

— Review of The Twenty Thousand Thieves Eric Lambert 1951 single work novel
Propaganda Novel 1951 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 17 October vol. 72 no. 3740 1951; (p. 2,35)

— Review of The Twenty Thousand Thieves Eric Lambert 1951 single work novel
The Veterans S.M.S. , 1955 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 5 1955; (p. 30-31)

— Review of The Veterans Eric Lambert 1954 single work novel ; The Twenty Thousand Thieves Eric Lambert 1951 single work novel
Untitled Ian Mair , 1951 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 10 no. 3 1951; (p. 300-301)

— Review of The Twenty Thousand Thieves Eric Lambert 1951 single work novel
Comparing the Critics 1951 single work review
— Appears in: The Austrovert , no. 5 1951; (p. 7)

— Review of The Twenty Thousand Thieves Eric Lambert 1951 single work novel
The Ninth Get Their Novel 1951 single work review
— Appears in: The Austrovert , no. 4 1951; (p. 6)

— Review of The Twenty Thousand Thieves Eric Lambert 1951 single work novel
Propaganda Novel 1951 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 17 October vol. 72 no. 3740 1951; (p. 2,35)

— Review of The Twenty Thousand Thieves Eric Lambert 1951 single work novel
The Novelist and War O. N. Burgess , 1952 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 13 no. 3 1952; (p. 151-153)

— Review of The Twenty Thousand Thieves Eric Lambert 1951 single work novel
Untitled Vance Palmer , 1952 single work review
— Appears in: Voice , vol. 1 no. 2 1952; (p. 25)

— Review of The Twenty Thousand Thieves Eric Lambert 1951 single work novel
The Getting of Manhood David Robert Walker , 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Popular Culture 1979; (p. 121-144)
War Literature 1890-1980 Robin Gerster , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 13 no. 4 1988; (p. 337-352)
The Usable Past : Australian War Fiction of the 1950s Rick Hosking , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 12 no. 2 1985; (p. 234-247)
"We Were the Rats" and "The Twenty Thousand Thieves" : Fictionalizing an Episode of Australian History Genevieve Laigle , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Commonwealth , Spring vol. 20 no. 2 1998; (p. 87-99)
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