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
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Maynard
Title variation
unseen Anzac
Title variation remainder
how an enigmatic polar explorer created Australias World War I photographs
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Language
eng
Summary
The previously untold story of an extraordinary man and a great war photographer. 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10643118
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Maynard, Jeff
Dewey number
940.40994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Wilkins, George H.
  • Australian War Memorial
  • War photographers
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • War photography
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how an enigmatic polar explorer created Australia's World War I photographs
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The unseen Anzac : how an enigmatic explorer created Australia's World War I photographs, Jeff Maynard
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 267 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925106787
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781925106787
Label
The unseen Anzac : how an enigmatic explorer created Australia's World War I photographs, Jeff Maynard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 267 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925106787
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781925106787

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