Kearney, Robert & Sharon Cleary: Valour and Violets: South Australia in the Great War

Robert Kearney & Sharon Cleary

Valour and Violets: South Australia in the Great War, Wakefield Press, Adelaide, 2018

Close to 35,000 South Australians enlisted for service overseas during the Great War. Around 5500 never came back. Countless more returned with physical and psychological injuries that would affect them for the rest of their lives.

Valour and Violets brings together for the first time the stories of the campaigns and battles in which South Australians served, set against the backdrop of the South Australian home front … Drawing on the work of the many who have written on the subject previously, Valour and Violets provides a wholly South Australian perspective on the impact of the Great War on individuals, on families and on our state’s coastal, regional, and outback communities. (blurb)

Valour and Violets is reviewed for Honest History by Peter Stanley. Another review in Flinders Ranges Research by Nick Klaassen. The authors chat on Adelaide radio; and again.

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