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"...Only the brave deserve the fair": postcard
Title : "...Only the brave deserve the fair": postcard "...Only the brave deserve the fair": postcard
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Creator : Australia. State Recruiting Committee of South Australia
Source : Leaflets : National Referendum of 1916
Place Of Creation : Australia
Date of creation : ca. 1917
Format : Pamphlet
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Postcard, with caption, issued by the State Recruiting Committee of South Australia. It shows a photograph of a soldier walking towards a large church with his 'sweetheart'. Another man looks on whilst the Recruiting Officer takes him by the shoulder,presumably to persuade him to enlist. The church pictured is St. Peters Cathedral in Adelaide.

Coverage year : 1917
Period : 1914-1918
Place : South Australia
Further reading :

Carlyon, Les. The great war, Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2006

Gammage, Bill. The broken years : Australian soldiers in the Great War, Ringwood, Vic. : Penguin Books, 1990

Kent, David. From trench and troopship : the experience of the Australian Imperial Force, 1914-1919, Alexandria, N.S.W. : Hale & Iremonger , 1999

Macdougall, Anthony. Australians at war : a pictorial history, Nobel Park, Vic. : Five Mile Press, 2002

State Library of South Australia. Conscription and enlistment, [Adelaide]: State Library of South Australia, 1997

Internet links :

AIF Database: Australian Anzacs in the Great War 1914-1918 [Australian Defence Force Academy]

Anzac Day Commemoration Committee (Queensland) See: History: World War 1

Australian Light Horse Association

Australians at War [Department of Veterans' Affairs]

Australian War Memorial See: Australians at War: Australian Military History Overview: First World War 1914-1918

Australian Army History Unit [Department of Defence]: See: History & Battles: History Index [several sections about World War One]

The Great War Society



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