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Harder than football : league players at war
Harder than football : league players at war
Cullen, Barbara2015
Australian servicemen have long been renowned for their unfaltering courage, sense of mateship and strength of character--the same values that are so apparent in our national game of football. In 'Harder than football' stories of courage, resilience and survival shine through like beacons, along with acts of bravery and sacrifice that so succinctly display the 'Aussie spirit'. Of course, there is the odd larrikin, too, whose often humorous acts of disobedience include smoking on parade, changing pay books, 'accidentally' falling out of a train and 'being improperly dressed on the line'. Within these pages you'll find the stories of the 2494 men who played at least one senior game from 1897 to 1972 and fought for their country in every major conflict from the Boer War to the Vietnam War.
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Richmond, Victoria : Slattery Media Group, 2015.
629 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm.
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham LibraryLeisure796.3360922 CULAvailable