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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Bravery and Disaffection on the Western Front : The Letters of Major Lyndhurst Falkiner Giblin DSO, MC
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'Major Lyndhurst Falkiner Giblin was a brave First World War officer who led his men of the Tasmanian 40th Battalion in desperate battles on the Western Front. He was wounded three times and awarded the Military Cross and the Distinguished Service Order, decorations that suggest he was in the mould of a conventional, courageous AIF officer. His wartime letters held in the Library’s Manuscripts Collection, however, reveal a more complex, nuanced attitude to the war than an account of his bravery and leadership might suggest.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon The National Library of Australia Magazine vol. 8 no. 1 March 2016 10680763 2016 periodical issue

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    'Forced landings, savage monsoons and near death experiences didn’t deter pioneering aviatrix Lores Bonney (1897–1994) from creating aviation history in the 1930s. She set a new Australian record for a one-day flight by a woman and was the first woman to circumnavigate mainland Australia by air.

    'She was also the first person to fly solo from Australia to Cape Town, South Africa, in 1937. This photo was taken during that trip and shows Lores standing next to her Klemm monoplane, My Little Ship II.' (Front cover)

    2016
    pg. 27-30
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