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  Jacka VC: Australian Hero
Jacka VC: Australian Hero


 

Our Price: AU$32.95 Inc GST
Media: BOOK - paperback, 322 pages
Author: R. Macklin
Year: 2006
Other Data: b&w photos, maps, bibliog, index
ISBN: 9781741148305

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Product Code: ALL136
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Description
 
Albert Jacka was the people's hero of the Great War. In 1919 he returned to a triumphant welcome as thousands lined the streets to cheer the first Australian to be awarded the Victoria Cross, at Gallipoli.

In Belgium and France he had won the Military Cross twice and many believed, with Charles Bean, that they should have been VCs. He was beloved by his troops by resented by his superiors.

In peacetime he ran a successful business but then returned to battle for his mates as the Great Depression threatened everything they had fought for. It was the hardest fight of all.

The man himself has been an enigma, until now. With forensic skill, Robert Macklin reveals an extraordinary character - a very Australian hero.

Contents:
Author's note
Maps
Prologue
1. Getting the buggers
2. Jacka country
3. Gathering for the fray
4. The Old World beckons
5. Parry and thrust
6. Closing in
7. Anzac Day
8. The first VC
9. The heights of folly
10. Withdrawn
11. Quarter-time break
12. Hunting the Hun
13. Bravest man in the Aussie Army
14. Action and reaction
15. Fair and foul
16. 'Inspiration'
17. Butchering at Bullecourt
18. Tank attack
19. With Monash again
20. Rebellion
21. Command at last
22. The sorrow of loss
23. Danger man
24. Jacka's luck runs out
25. Recuperating
26. Returning a hero
27. The real homecoming
28. Wedded Miss
29. The other war
30. Back in the front lines
31. Going out
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index


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