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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Australia's Great War
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y separately published work icon 1914 1914 : Australia's Great War Sophie Masson , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2014 7756147 2014 single work children's fiction children's war literature historical fiction

'In June 1914, Louis and his brother Thomas are enjoying the European summer in a small town near Sarajevo. In the shadow of the assassination of the heir to the Austrian throne, the world erupts into war and Louis’ life changes forever. Old Europe is torn apart and Louis finds himself in the midst of his own battle – as fighting for the truth means that sometimes even your own side is against you. ' (Publication summary)

Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2014
y separately published work icon 1915 Sally Murphy , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2015 7756215 2015 single work children's fiction children's war literature historical fiction

'"The silence was eerie. In the darkness I could just see the mist that swirled around the rowboat. The men in the boat seemed lost in their own thoughts. No one spoke, no one made a sound. Somewhere ahead a loud report. A shot? Rifle fire, from the beach, which was only dimly coming into view. This was it." When Australia throws its support behind Britain in its fight against Germany, young teacher Stan Moore is one of the first to join up, swapping the classroom for adventure in Europe. But the 11th Battalion is sent with the newly formed Anzac Corp to Gallipoli where Stan is confronted by the hard lessons of war. Though conditions are dismal and death is everywhere, so is the humour and bravery that is the true spirit of Anzac.' (Publication summary)

Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2015
y separately published work icon 1916 Alan R. Tucker , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2016 8923819 2016 single work children's fiction children's war literature historical fiction

'The artillery bombardment did not let up for days. How anyone, on either side, could still be alive, was beyond me. The stream of casualties soon turned into a rivera raging, flooded river. The 'cooee' call to arms takes Syd from the Mallee to the fields of France. As part of the mobile veterinary unit, his horses are trained for war but face new and deadly weapons. Battle-weary diggers, shipped from Gallipoli and joined by fresh recruits from home, are met by a formidable enemy at Fromelles and along the River Somme, in a year that will be forged in legend and memory, in the trenches and the conscription battles at home. '  (Publication summary)

Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2016
y separately published work icon 1917 Kelly Gardiner , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2017 10284742 2017 single work children's fiction children's war literature

'The German planes patrolled in hunting squads. They flew fast fighting craft, streaking across the sky in tight formation. The greatest of them was the Red Baron, the deadliest ace on the Front. He’d shot down twenty-one of our planes in a single month. And now we were in his firing line. The war in France rages in the skies, and support for the war in Australia turns cold. Alex flies high above the trenches of the Western Front, while a world away his sister Maggie finds herself in the midst of political upheaval. Somehow, both must find the courage to fight on.' (Publication summary)

Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2017
y separately published work icon 1918 1918 : Australia's Great War Libby Gleeson , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2018 12319473 2018 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'The planes kept flying low above them. They were dropping bombs and the noise drowned out all other sounds. After an hour the signal rang out and they surged forward through the smoke. Thousands of men screaming and yelling, their line was kilometres wide. Behind them came Monash's tanks, those huge, new mobile machines. They smothered the land they ran over; flattening the crops and then any wire left standing. With Russia out of the war, the Germans have sent all the troops to the Western Front. Almost defeated, a small group of Australians fight to hold the enemy back at Villers Brettoneux. Weary after years of fighting and deadlock, Ned and his mates know that the war will be lost if they can't turn the tide. More and more, Ned's thoughts turn to home, not knowing if he will ever see his family, or his brother, again.' (Publication summary)

Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2018

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