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by De Vries, Susanna.

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TitleHeroic Australian women in war : astonishing tales of bravery from Gallipoli to Kokoda
Author / Responsible partyDe Vries, Susanna.
GenreHistory, Biography.
TopicsHistory, Biography. World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Female. Women -- Australia -- Biography. Women in war -- Australia. World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female. Women -- Australia -- History -- 20th century. Australia -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


In this inspiring book, Susanna de Vries profiles the love, dedication and selflessness of eleven outstanding women over the course of two world wars: from Olive Kin, who saved countless lives in the war-ravaged Balkans, although she lost her heart; to Gallipoli nurse Alice Kitchen, who also served in France; to Vivian Bullwinkel, who survived the Bangka Island Massacre only to face more than three years watching her colleagues die as Japanese prisoners of war. Focussing not only on the astounding courage they displayed amid death and chaos but also on the triumphs and pain of their personal lives, Susanna reveals how these women were as influential and heroic in civil life as they were in war.

Additional Information

System control numberS15425
Original Print PublisherPymble, N.S.W. : HarperCollins, 2004.
NarratorBeverley Dunn.
Narrator NameBeverley Dunn.
Participant or performer noteBeverley Dunn.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator