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The Anzac Girls


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1 The big adventure

2 Relative relations

3 Different rules

4 The prelude

5 Gallipoli

6 Blooded

7 Not much comfort to a mother

8 Heartily sick of it

9 The Kiwis arrive

10 None of the old smallness in it

11 Broken bodies

12 Tears in the dark

13 The shabby sisters


14 Alone in the Aegean

15 'We thought they would let us die!'

16 No time for mock modesty

17 The price of sacrifice


18 The first Anzac service

19 Waiting for Harry

20 Harry's letter

21 Grasping for hope

22 The chill of war

23 No place to hide

24 Bombs and basins

25 Desolation

26 Survival

27 Gifts for France

28 Conscription

29 It's something big, Sister

30 The struggle ends

31 The fifth New Year

32 The aftermath

Australian World War I nurses honour roll

New Zealand World War I nurses honour roll





About the Author

Peter Rees has been a journalist for forty years, working as federal political correspondent for the Melbourne Sun, the West Australian and the Sunday Telegraph. He is the author of The Boy from Boree Creek: The Tim Fischer Story (2001), Tim Fischer's Outback Heroes (2002), and Killing Juanita: A true story of murder and corruption (2004), which was a winner of the 2004 Ned Kelly Award for Australian crime writing, as well as Desert Boys: Australians at war from Beersheba to Tobruk and El Alamein and Lancaster Men: The Aussie heroes of Bomber Command (2013). He lives in Canberra and is currently writing a biography of Charles Bean.

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