A Stout Pair of Boots

A guide to exploring Australia's battlefields

Peter Stanley
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From the Western Front, to the Burma-Thailand railway, Kokoda to Gallipoli, the essential guide for travellers to the places where Australian armed forces fought overseas.

Australians are becoming increasingly fascinated by their military history, and every year greater numbers visit the scenes of the battles commemorated each Anzac Day - Villers-Bretonneux, Long Tan, Kokoda, Gallipoli itself. But what can you learn from visiting a battlefield? And how do you make sure you get the most out of the experience?

Peter Stanley, one of Australia's most experienced military historians, a veteran of battlefield research in Borneo and Egypt, Turkey and France, gives wide-ranging and practical hints and tips, including what to take, whether to go alone or in a group, how to stay safe, who to contact before you go, and how to avoid getting sick while you're there.

Drawing on his own extensive experience, and that of many of his friends and colleagues, Peter will inspire you to get out of the armchair and walk the ground where Australia's military history was made.

'. beautifully written, warm, funny. Moving as well as practical and highly informative. I wish I'd read it before I went!' Craig Deayton, author of Decision at Dernancourt: The 47th Battalion in the Great War

Author bio:

Peter Stanley is a leading military historian and author. A Stout Pair of Boots is based on his research on Australia's battlefields in many parts of the world. Formerly Principal Historian at the Australian War Memorial, he is now Director of the Centre for Historical Research at the National Museum of Australia.

Category: Travel writing
ISBN: 9781741756654
Table Of Contents: Foreword

Professor David Horner

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Sniffing the ground'

Part 1

Battle-plan: Why battlefield research?

Part 2

Intelligence briefing: Where to go and why

Part 3

Approach march: Planning your trip

Part 4

Crossing the start-line: On the battlefield

Part 5

Stand down: Home again

Appendix

Some useful phrases

Glossary

Bibliography

Index
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: December 2008
Page Extent: 276
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Travel writing

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