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  Forgotten Valour: The Story of Arthur Sullivan VC, Shy War Hero
Forgotten Valour: Story of A. Sullivan

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Our Price: AU$29.95 Inc GST
Media: BOOK - paperback, 320 pages
Author: P. Quinlivian
Year: 2006
Other Data: b&w photos, index
ISBN: 9781741104868

Availability: Out of Print
Product Code: NHP006
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'Forgotten Valour' is the story of Arthur Sullivan VC and other Australian soldiers who enlisted in the Great War but went on to fight in the Russian Civil War.

'North Russia. 11 August 1919. Although it was after two o'clock in the morning, the sky was not completely dark, and the midnight sun cast its eerie half-light on the group of Australian soldiers who rested on the bank of a swamp ... 
Machine-gun bullets and rifle shots whistled through the air and thumped into tree trunks or fizzed as their heat hit the water. Death was all around: quick - to the head or the heart - or slow - a wound, an amputation or an infection.'

The Great War, 'the war to end all wars' as someone optimistically called it, ended on 11 November 1918, yet here these men were, nine months later, with the fresh blood of battle sprayed up their arms and strained on their shirts.

A 22 year old soldier from South Australia, Corporal Arthur Percy Sullivan, was among the column of men pinned down in the muddy water. What happened next would change the rest of his life.

This gripping story about Australians at war and the effect of war in Australia has not been fully told until now.


Part 1: 1840-1918
1. A Town in the Country
2. War
3. 'A Sound of Gentle Sobbing'
4. The Main Game
5. A Patriotic Appeal

Part 2: 1918-1919
6. A Name on a List
7. All Types Taken
8. The Rainbow in the Eye of the Storm

Part 3: 1919
9. Archangel and Oak-Panelled Punditry
10. 'Some Rather Startling Oil'
11. Mates, Marching, Mosquitoes, Mutiny and Murder
12. A Little Bit of Fighting
13. The Souring Mood
14. These Colours Don't Run
15. Homeward Bound

Part 4: 1919-1936
16. Home
17. The Crimson Few
18. Malaria, Medals and Memories of War
19. Stone Memorials and Living Heroes
20. Princes and Knaves
21. Casino

Part 5: 1936-1937
23. Gallipoli-Types Sought
24. Kangaroo Feathers
25. An Inquest, a Memorial Service and a Funeral
26. A Gap in the Ranks

Part 6: Aftermath
27. Memory of Loss

Notes and References
Sources and Materials

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