Title Pompey Elliott at war : in his own words / Ross McMullins.
Imprint Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe publications, 2017.©2017
Author McMullin, Ross, author.
Date 01-01-2017
Physical description xix, 524 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
still image
Item 920 ELL (Copy 1) GFL-MONO 315139 INLIBRARY
Major subject World War 1
Australian Army
Letters (Correspondence)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781947534209
Contents 1.Preparing the Battalion 'Finest lot of fellows you could raise anywhere' August 1914--March 1915 -- 2.Ashore at Gallipoli 'Won't be many of the poor old Seventh left' April--May 1915 -- 3.Torment at Steele's Post 'May I never see another war' June--July 1915 -- 4.Carnage at Lone Pine 'It was all like a horrible nightmare' August 1915 -- 5.Delayed Recuperation 'I love you dearest Katie, my own wee angel wife' September--December 1915 -- 6.Promotion and Controversy 'Do you desire an efficient brigade or will any old thing do?' January--March 1916 -- 7.Notorious Desert March 'On the verge of a serious mutiny' March--June 1916 -- 8.Disaster at Fromelles 'Hopelessly and helplessly massacred' June--July 1916 -- 9.Haunted by Losses 'The good ones go one after another' August--October 1916 -- 10.Winter at the Somme 'My poor boys had a terrible time' October--December 1916 --11.Frost, Snow, and Ice 'The whole world is a wedding cake today' January--March 1917 -- 12.Pursuit From Bapaume 'My boys have been making a name for themselves' March--April 1917 -- 13.Bombardments at Bullecourt 'The worst I've ever been under' May--July 1917 -- 14.To the Ypres Offensive 'Bloodstained fingers beckoning us once again to the slaughter' August--September 1917 -- 15.Polygon Wood 'My boys saved the whole British army' September 1917 -- 16.Flagrant Suppression 'It does not pay to tell the truth, as I know to my cost' October--November 1917 -- 17.Dreading the Looming Assault 'Terribly depressed and pessimistic' December 1917--February 1918 -- 18.Resisting the Onslaught 'It is glorious indeed to be with them' March--April 1918 -- 19.Villers-Bretonneux 'The absolute best thing done yet in the war' April 1918 -- 20.Rejected and Aggrieved 'Take lessons in deportment, learn to bow and scrape!' May 1918 --21.Diversion Near Hamel 'I love even the worst of them' June--July 1918 -- 22.Momentous Advance 'I never saw the war look so promising' August 1918 -- 23.Peronne 'No better general' August--September 1918 -- 24.The Hindenburg Line 'How splendidly the boys did, but the poor old brigade is cut to pieces' September--November 1918 -- 25.After the Armistice 'Very homesick and miserable and depressed' November 1918--March 1919.
LCN 1236749
Item ID 315139
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