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  • Paperback: 398 pages
  • Publisher: Scribe Publications (Jun 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1921640359
  • ISBN-13: 978-1921640353
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.2 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,877,934 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 23 Feb 2013
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Been looking for a book on this particular action for some time and this answers all the questions. Delighted with it. Many thanks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Somme Flowing 12 May 2012
By Tom Flood - Published on Amazon.com
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`Pozieres - The Anzac Story' is the definitive history the battle of Pozieres has been waiting for, a great panoply of death and horror, of uselessness and caprice and the machines of war, finally made almost human through Bennett's barely moving tableau vivant of fleeting spotlit faces frozen incandescent in flare light before being blown limb from limb, only to be vomited up again and again by the relentless metal barrage that ploughed the Somme's grisly manure.
In a story that tunnels through the scant weeks that took the ANZACs from defeated glory in the dust and heat of Gallipoli to mutiny and madness at Moquet Farm, the apocalypse of the Western Front, Bennett sets out to meld that mire of man and machine into a requiem, a huge grinding funeral march of dead and returned men, of kings and career commanders and corporals, of the bereaved and the Bean of history, and be damned if he doesn't succeed.
Ninety years on, his approach is more even-handed, even more careful, more forgiving than many of the scribes of this appalling affront to civilisation. Can we explain an apocalypse? Bennett wisely doesn't try. He lays before us, in terrible detail, the events, the men, the families, the astonishing, unstoppable institution called World War One, with all the terror those three short words can contain; he even ponders the motivations of military and political leaders, and those of the tinkers and tailors drawn for myriad reasons into the death machine. The war, he leaves that to the judgment of his readers; it's Pozieres that absorbs his attention, and why, as the battlefield in which more Australians fell than any before or since, it has not been commemorated with the same heart as Gallipoli.
The answer given is clear enough: while Gallipoli whetted the nation's appetite for glory through war, Pozieres burned that banquet to ashes in our mouths.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The meat grinder of Pozieres 10 Oct 2013
By Les Pitt - Published on Amazon.com
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Very detailed account of a battle half forgotten now that ranked with Gallipoli at the time. The wholesale destruction of Australia's youth for short term gains seems to be the overwhelming conclusion of the men involved including Bean the official war correspondent. Not many Generals come out looking good, and it changed my perceptions of Birdwood completely.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pozieres 9 April 2012
By Winniewall - Published on Amazon.com
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Pozieres is a very well researched book about the Western Front. Americans have probably never heard about the Battle for Pozieres - or many other battles in which Australians and other nations of the British Empire fought so gallantly to gain victory on the Western Front. Names such as Pozieres, Paschendale, Fromelles, Ypes are stamped deep on the Australian pysche. The stories of these brave men must never be forgotten. Lest we Forget!
3.0 out of 5 stars ALMOST DAY BY DAY ACCOUNT OF THE MADNESS 21 Dec 2013
By DOUG - Published on Amazon.com
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UNBELIEVABLE DETAILED ACCOUNT OF THE MADNESS THAT WAS THE SOMME.50 % CASUALTIES.THOSE NIEVE AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS
AUSTRALIANS ARE MUCH REVEARED IN THIS PART OF FRANCE ,BUT ,WHAT A HUGE PRICE WAS PAID BY THOSE THAT WERE THERE AND THOSE WHO WAITED AT HOME.
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