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Main Title: Soldier boy : the true story of Jim Martin the youngest Anzac / Anthony Hill. Book Cover
Author: Hill, Anthony, 1942-
Imprint: Penguin Books, 2001.
Collation: [174] p., [12] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports, pbk, ; 20 cm.
Summary: On 28 June 1915, young James Martin sailed from Melbourne aboard the troopship Berrima - bound, ultimately, for Gallipoli. He was just fourteen years old. "Soldier Boy" is Jim's extraordinary true story, the story of a young and enthusiastic school boy who became Australia's youngest known Anzac. Four months after leaving his home country he would be numbered among the dead, just one of so many soldier boys who travelled halfway around the world for the chance of adventure. This is, however, just as much the story of Jim's mother, Amelia Martin. It is the heartbreaking tale of the mother who had to let him go, of his family who lost a son, a brother, an uncle, a friend. It is about Amelia's boy who, like so many others, just wanted to be in on the action.
Subject: Martin, Jim, d. 1915.
Australian Army
World War, 1914-1918
Military history
Gallipoli Peninsula (Turkey)
ISBN: 0141003308 (pbk.) : 0734305303
Shortlisted for Book of Year 2002.
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 940.426 MAR HIL Available