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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Anzac Sons : The Story of Five Brothers in the War to End All Wars
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'…Well dear Jim it breaks my heart to write this letter. Our dear [brother] was killed yesterday morning at 5.30. The bullet killed him instantly and he never spoke a word. I had just left him and gone down the trench to see the other lads when I was called back. Oh Jim it is awful…Oh I do hope he is the last… It is April 27, 1918, Jim’s brother writes from the battlefields of France. Of five brothers serving on the Western Front, three have given their lives; another has been hospitalised. Six agonising months of brutal warfare were yet to be endured… The Great War was a senseless tragedy. Its long shadow darkened the four corners of the world. In Mologa, Victoria, once a bustling community, stands a lonely stone memorial. Etched within the granite are the names of the Marlow brothers and their mates; a testament to ordinary people who became heroes. Anzac Sons is composed from a collection of over five hundred letters and postcards written by the brothers who served. From the training grounds of Victoria, Egypt and England, to the Western Front battlefields - Pozieres, Bullecourt, Messines, Menin Road, Passchendaele, Villers-Bretonneux and the village battles of 1918 – this compelling true story was compiled by the granddaughter of a surviving brother. She takes us on her journey as she walks in the footsteps of her ancestors. This is a story of mateship, bravery and sacrifice; it is a heartbreaking account of a family torn apart by war. It is a pledge to never forget.' (Publication summary)

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    • Newport, Northern Beaches area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Big Sky Publishing , 2014 .
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      Extent: 512p.
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      • Published 20 September 2014
      ISBN: 9781922132796

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Anzac Sons : Five Brothers on the Western Front by Allison Marlow Paterson Dianne Bates , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , April 2015;

— Review of Anzac Sons : The Story of Five Brothers in the War to End All Wars Allison Paterson , 2014 single work biography
Review : Anzac Sons Russ Merrin , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , May vol. 30 no. 2 2015; (p. 24)

— Review of Anzac Sons : The Story of Five Brothers in the War to End All Wars Allison Paterson , 2014 single work biography
Review : Anzac Sons Russ Merrin , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , May vol. 30 no. 2 2015; (p. 24)

— Review of Anzac Sons : The Story of Five Brothers in the War to End All Wars Allison Paterson , 2014 single work biography
Anzac Sons : Five Brothers on the Western Front by Allison Marlow Paterson Dianne Bates , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , April 2015;

— Review of Anzac Sons : The Story of Five Brothers in the War to End All Wars Allison Paterson , 2014 single work biography
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