The Resource The unseen Anzac : how an enigmatic explorer created Australia's World War I photographs, Jeff Maynard

The unseen Anzac : how an enigmatic explorer created Australia's World War I photographs, Jeff Maynard

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The unseen Anzac : how an enigmatic explorer created Australia's World War I photographs
Title
The unseen Anzac
Title remainder
how an enigmatic explorer created Australia's World War I photographs
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Jeff Maynard
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Language
eng
Summary
Cameras were banned at the Western Front when the Anzacs arrived in 1916, prompting correspondent Charles Bean to argue continually for Australia to have a dedicated photographer. He was eventually assigned an enigmatic polar explorer -- George Hubert Wilkins. Within weeks of arriving at the front, Wilkins' exploits were legendary. He did what no photographer had previously dared to do. He went 'over the top' with the troops and ran forward to photograph the actual fighting. He led soldiers into battle, captured German prisoners, was wounded repeatedly, and was twice awarded the Military Cross -- all while he refused to carry a gun and armed himself only with a bulky glass-plate camera. Wilkins ultimately produced the most detailed and accurate collection of World War I photographs in the world, which is now held at the Australian War Memorial. After the war, Wilkins returned to exploring and, during the next 40 years, his life became shrouded in secrecy. His work at the Western Front was forgotten, and others claimed credit for his photographs. Throughout his life, Wilkins wrote detailed diaries and letters, but when he died in 1958 these documents were locked away. Jeff Maynard follows a trail of myth and misinformation to locate Wilkins' lost records and to reveal the remarkable, true story of Australia's greatest war photographer
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AU-TuBDP
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Maynard, Jeff
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Wilkins, George H.
  • Australian War Memorial
  • War photographers
  • War photography
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
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The unseen Anzac : how an enigmatic explorer created Australia's World War I photographs, Jeff Maynard
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https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=SCR_530136&b2bSite=1545
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Downloadable Book
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781925307153-SCR824849-000
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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electronic
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Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781925307153
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The unseen Anzac : how an enigmatic explorer created Australia's World War I photographs, Jeff Maynard
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=SCR_530136&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781925307153-SCR824849-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781925307153
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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