Shattered Anzacs: Living With the Scars of War

Shattered Anzacs tells the untold story of thousands of Australian families who welcomed home disabled soldiers after the First World War. It offers a poignant account of the impact of physical injury and shell shock upon returned soldiers, and explores the profound and lasting consequences of disablement for their kin in the 1920s and 1930s. Drawing the reader into the emotional interior of family life, it evocatively brings to light the daily struggles of Australia’s 90,000 ‘changed men’, and reveals the significant burdens carried by their family members.

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By David (Canberra, 01, Australia) · ★★☆☆☆ · August 12, 2010
Disappointing and dull. I fail to understand why this won a history award. It reads like a PhD thesis but it is probably more repetitive. This topic deserves a much clearer and decisive treatment. Far more case studies and anecdotes would have given the reader a better understanding of the day-to... ...more