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Backs to the Wall


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A new edition of George Mitchell's (Mitch) story of his experiences on the Western Front in WW1 Includes an new introduction and an epilogue by historian Robert Macklin (author of Jacka and The Man Who Died Twice) An incredibly gripping story - comparable with All Quiet on the Western Front The recent success of Somme Mud proves that there is an audience for first-person accounts such as these Macklin also describes Mitch's life before the events told in the book including his three months at Gallipoli and his later experiences in New Guinea in WW2 Also includes brief commentaries throughout the book to place the events described in the context of the war CATEGORY: Military/History

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G. D. MITCHELL was born in Caltowie, SA in 1894 and enlisted in the AIF in 1914 as a 20-year-old. He fought at Gallipoli and on the Western Front, winning the Military Cross. In World War II he fought in New Guinea. Backs to the Wall written in the 1930s, is based on his war-time diaries. He died in 1961. ROBERT MACKLIN is a professional writer living in Canberra. He has written Fire in the Blood and Jacka for Allen and Unwin, and co-authored The Man Who Died Twice for Allen and Unwin.

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