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Issue Details: First known date: 1918... 1918 Australia at War : A Winter Record
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A series of black and white sketches made by Dyson during the northern hemisphere winter of 1916-1917. Each sketch is accompanied by a short prose explanation. In his artist's note Dyson says that the drawings tend to reflect 'the misery and the depression of the material conditions' of the campaign on the Somme and at Ypres.

Notes

  • 'Made by Will Dyson on the Somme and at Ypres, during the campaigns of 1916 and 1917.' (Title page)

Contents

* Contents derived from the London,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Cecil Palmer and Hayward , 1918 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Dedication : To the Men of the A.I.F.i"To you who tread that dire itinerary", Will Dyson , 1918 single work poetry war literature (p. 6)

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Works about this Work

“Whichever and Whatever It Was” : Rendering War and Peace in Australian WWI Narratives Clare Rhoden , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Long Paddock , vol. 75 no. 3 2016;
'Australian narratives of World War I (WWI) reflect a different but characteristic commemoration of that event. While the best (to modern eyes) novels of WWI present a comprehensive picture of disillusionment, futility and waste, Australian stories proffer the view that the war was worthwhile, and that the sacrifices of the Anzacs were honourable and justified. In placing WWI as a salient marker denoting the origin of the nation, Australian texts diverge from the revered WWI canon’s convincing portrayal of the war as a symbol of civilisation’s demise. Even accepting this divergence, however, there is much in Australian narratives that amplifies the memorialisation of the war in Australian society.' (Introduction)
“Whichever and Whatever It Was” : Rendering War and Peace in Australian WWI Narratives Clare Rhoden , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Long Paddock , vol. 75 no. 3 2016;
'Australian narratives of World War I (WWI) reflect a different but characteristic commemoration of that event. While the best (to modern eyes) novels of WWI present a comprehensive picture of disillusionment, futility and waste, Australian stories proffer the view that the war was worthwhile, and that the sacrifices of the Anzacs were honourable and justified. In placing WWI as a salient marker denoting the origin of the nation, Australian texts diverge from the revered WWI canon’s convincing portrayal of the war as a symbol of civilisation’s demise. Even accepting this divergence, however, there is much in Australian narratives that amplifies the memorialisation of the war in Australian society.' (Introduction)
Last amended 22 Nov 2012 14:51:57
Subjects:
  • Somme,
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    France,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Ypres, Belgium, Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1916-1917
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