It S A Treasure Trove It S Previously Unknown, Candid Images Of Our Troops Just Out Of The Line Men With The Fear And Experiences Of Battle Written On Their Faces General Peter Cosgrove A Must Have For Fans Of Australian World War I History Ross Coulthart Of S Sunday Night Brings Together Never Before Seen Images Of Western Front Diggers And The Amazing Stories Behind Them In A Beautiful Collection That S Part Thriller, Part Family History And Part National Archive The Lost Diggers Is The Riveting Detective Story Of The Hunt Across Northern France To Vignacourt For A Rumoured Treasure Trove Of Antique Glass Photographic Plates That Led Investigative Journalist Ross Coulthart To An Ancient Metal Chest In A Dusty Attic In A Small Farmhouse The Nearly Glass Plates Taken By Louis And Antoinette Thuillier That He And His Team Discovered Are Being Hailed By Experts As One Of The Most Important First World War Discoveries Ever Made But That Was Just The Beginning With Meticulous Research And The Help Of Descendants, Coulthart Has Been Able To Discover The Stories Behind Many Of The Photos, Of Which Than Appear In The Book The Book S Release Coincided With An Exhibition Of The Photos At The Australian War Memorial In Canberra Fascinating collection of World War I photographs recently discovered in France. This is an incredible book It is a stunning collection of World War I images found in a small French village The discovery was made public on TV and Facebook and since then the enormous public response and much investigation has resulted in an amazing collection of stories to accompany the images The images tell so much about the character of the soldiers and the conditions they endured Many photos also appear on the Facebook page www.facebook.com lostdiggers so if you had family who fought in France during this time check this out This is an unforgettable book, which made for perfect reading around ANZAC day. 3.5 starsFantastic photographs, the historians have done an amazing job identifying the diggers in the photographs.Unfortunately there s a lot of conjecture about things and a fair bit of self promotion in the writing Also, the repeated references to Channel 7 and Facebook made this feel like it won t remain timeless The dialogue is set up to me far emotive than what I think is strictly necessary, essentially considering the subject.
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- 399 pages
- The Lost Diggers
- Ross Coulthart
- 04 December 2018 Ross Coulthart