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The Resource The oarsmen : the remarkable story of the men who rowed from the Great War to peace, Scott Patterson

The oarsmen : the remarkable story of the men who rowed from the Great War to peace, Scott Patterson

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The oarsmen : the remarkable story of the men who rowed from the Great War to peace
Title
The oarsmen
Title remainder
the remarkable story of the men who rowed from the Great War to peace
Statement of responsibility
Scott Patterson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the end of the First World War, there were 270,000 demobilised Australian soldiers in Europe. Getting them home after the Armistice was a task of epic proportions that would take more than two years. In the meantime, how to keep these disgruntled, damaged men with guns occupied? In a word: sport. The Oarsmen tells the story of the servicemen who survived the war to row for the coveted King's Cup at the 1919 Royal Henley Peace Regatta. Competing against crews from the US, New Zealand, France, the UK and Canada, the Australians were a ragtag bunch of oarsmen thrown in an old-fashioned boat and expected to race. Many had seen the worst of the action during the war at Gallipoli and the Western Front, and carried scars both physical and psychological. The baggage they brought to the boat would soon threaten to capsize the whole endeavour. Combining first-hand accounts with lively prose, this never-before-told story approaches the First World War from peacetime and illuminates history in vivid and compelling detail. Interweaving the soldiers' personal stories from before, during and after the war, The Oarsmen paints a fascinating picture of how these men, and society, transitioned from an unprecedented war to a new sort of peace
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patterson, Scott
Dewey number
797.1230994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australia
  • King's Cup (Boat race)
  • Regattas
  • Regattas
  • Rowing
  • Rowing
  • Rowing
  • Soldiers
  • Australian
  • Rowers
  • Rowing
Target audience
adult
Label
The oarsmen : the remarkable story of the men who rowed from the Great War to peace, Scott Patterson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
23416873
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
296 pages, 16 unnumberd pages of plates
Isbn
9781743795491
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019029243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, map
Label
The oarsmen : the remarkable story of the men who rowed from the Great War to peace, Scott Patterson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
23416873
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
296 pages, 16 unnumberd pages of plates
Isbn
9781743795491
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019029243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, map

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