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Issue Details: First known date: 2004 2004
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  • Editor's note: Based on Leonard Mann's own wartime experiences (he was seriously injured at Passchendaele in October 1917), Flesh in Armour is widely regarded as the finest work of fiction about the First AIF. Mann originally published the novel himself, in which obscure edition it remained until the favourable climate of the Second World War, when it became an instant bestseller after being published by Robertson & Mullens. Trying to balance a celebratory nationalism with a realistic portrayal of the crushing impact of battle, Flesh in Armour begins in London, with scenes of Diggers on leave. The Western Front awaits.
  • From Chapter I: In London Town (5-6, 9-10)

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    y On the War-Path : An Anthology of Australian Military Travel On the Warpath : An Anthology of Australian Military Travel Robin Gerster (editor), Peter Pierce (editor), Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2004 Z1108788 2004 anthology prose autobiography extract poetry criticism diary essay travel war literature 'This anthology reveals the many ways in which going to war has formed a cultural bridge between Australia and the world. From the Sudan in 1885 to Afghanistan in 2001, the connection of war to travel is illustrated by writers and reveals how the experience of war has both broadened and refined (and sometimes distorted) Australian views of the world.' From cover of On the War-Path : An Anthology of Australian Military Travel (2004) Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2004 pg. 112-115
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