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This devastatingly tragic but equally inspiring story of Australian history is something that every Australian adult should know and one which must not be forgotten as the years grow old.
Do yourself a favour and learn of the extreme sacrifice and unimaginable bravery of the young Australians and indeed the whole allied forces.
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What did you like most about Victory at Villers-Bretonneux?
Good balance provided by including the perspective of all participants - French, English, German, Canadian, Russian and Australian. Although parochial, it was perhaps needed to right the wrongs inflicted by an embarrassed British Military, who gave little mention of the involvement of the Australian soldiers in the 2nd battle of Villers-Bretonneux. I loved the insight provided by letters and diary entries.
How could the performance have been better?
The narrator used a plummy British accent which grated and lost the impact of the FitzSimons narration style, which is very much Australian. Place names in Australia were mispronounced (Walcha, Murwillumbah as examples), which is unforgivable. And don't get me started on the narrator's Scottish accent. I would have loved to have heard FitzSimons narrate this himself.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Both. There was a spontaneous poem written by a private soldier about his recently deceased battalion commander - raw and beautiful and very emotional. The demise of the "Red Baron" was also beautifully re-told.