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Heroic Australian Women in War

Susanna De Vries
Australian Author
Heroic Australian Women in War
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Heroic Australian Women in War

Susanna De Vries

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A riveting new work from Susanna de Vries continuing astonishing stories of female bravery from Gallipoli to Kokoda.The brave deeds of women in war have long been overshadowed by male heroics. In this inspiring new book, renowned writer and historian Susanna de Vries profiles the grit, determination and selflessness of 11 outstanding Australian women serving in two World Wars: from Olive King, volunteer ambulance driver who saved countless lives in France and Serbia during World War I, to Vivian Bullwinkel, Joyce Twedell and Sylvia Muir, all three of whom endured years of starvation and cruelty on Bangka Island at the hands of their Japanese captors.Other women featured include Sister Alice Kitchen, Dr Agnes Bennett, Dr Lilian Cooper, Louise Mack, Joice Nankivell Loch, Mavis Parkinson and Sister May Hayman.These are all women who deserve to be known, recognised and celebrated alongside their male peers. In her informal, vivid style, de Vries focuses not only on the astounding courage these women displayed in battle, but also on their personal struggles and accomplishments - proving that they were each as influential and heroic in life as they were in war.

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A riveting new work from Susanna de Vries continuing astonishing stories of female bravery from Gallipoli to Kokoda.The brave deeds of women in war have long been overshadowed by male heroics. In this inspiring new book, renowned writer and historian Susanna de Vries profiles the grit, determination and selflessness of 11 outstanding Australian women serving in two World Wars: from Olive King, volunteer ambulance driver who saved countless lives in France and Serbia during World War I, to Vivian Bullwinkel, Joyce Twedell and Sylvia Muir, all three of whom endured years of starvation and cruelty on Bangka Island at the hands of their Japanese captors.Other women featured include Sister Alice Kitchen, Dr Agnes Bennett, Dr Lilian Cooper, Louise Mack, Joice Nankivell Loch, Mavis Parkinson and Sister May Hayman.These are all women who deserve to be known, recognised and celebrated alongside their male peers. In her informal, vivid style, de Vries focuses not only on the astounding courage these women displayed in battle, but also on their personal struggles and accomplishments - proving that they were each as influential and heroic in life as they were in war.
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Profiles the grit, determination and selflessness of 11 outstanding Australian women serving in the two World Wars. This book focuses not only on the outstanding courage these women displayed in battle, but also on their personal struggles and accomplishments - proving they were as heroic in life as they were in war.
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  • Catalogue Code 289051
  • Product Code 9780732276690
  • ISBN 0732276691
  • EAN 9780732276690
  • Pages 320
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Harper Collins Australia
  • Publication Date Mar 2004
  • Sales Rank #49715
  • Dimensions 241 x 152 x 26 mm
  • Weight 0.486kg

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