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''Over There'' with the Australians

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Author: R. Hugh Knyvett
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 77,151 / 217 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.5
LoC Categories: CT, D
Downloads: 9,705
Added to site: 2005.12.04
mnybks.net#: 11732
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: War, Biography

I also have the hope that the stories of personal experience will make real to you some of the men whose bodies have been for three years part of that human rampart that has kept your homes from desolation, and your daughters from violation, and that you will speed in sending them succor as though the barrier had broken and the bestial Hun were even now, with lust dominant, smashing at your own door.

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contribution made by the freemen who live across the ocean of peace from you to "make the world safe for democracy."

I also have the hope that the stories of personal experience will make real to you some of the men whose bodies have been for three years part of that human rampart that has kept your homes from desolation, and your daughters from violation, and that you will speed in sending them succor as though the barrier had broken and the bestial Hun were even now, with lust dominant, smashing at your own door.

[1] Boys Own Paper.

[2] "Ben" was the living-room of a Scotch cottage where only intimate friends were admitted. Ian Maclaren says of a very good man: "He was far ben wi God."


PART I

"THE CALL TO ARMS"

CHAPTER I

THE CALL REACHES SOME FAR-OUT AUSTRALIANS

Just where the white man's continent pushes the tip of its horn among the eastern lands there is a black man's land half

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4.3 from 3 reviews: *****
2007.11.28
lvyang2000
***..

very good

2006.04.14
Al McCartan
*****

I first bought this book from a bookseller, in Sydney somne 30 years ago. If there is a superlative for excellent, ultra-excellent has to do.

Capt. Knyvett tells it like it was and every time I read it, I was 'over there with the Australians'. As a veteran of the Viet Nam conflict, I was proud to be able to identify myself as a fellow Digger.
I gave the book to my son, who is no way going to let it go, so I'm glad for the opportunity for the e-book.

2006.01.17
kim
*****

excelant


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