Dodging the Devil


On the 21st August 1914, George Martindale, along with many of his peers, enlisted for the war in service of Australia. Part of the 5th Battalion, he served for over 3 years and witnessed some of the largest and most catastrophic battles of World War 1. From the very beginning, when George was sent to Egypt to undertake training with some of the first of the enlisted men, he wrote home. He documented his daily life in the war – the events, his feelings and opinions – and sent these messages and photographs back to his family in Melbourne. 

His military experience took him through some of the most notorious battles of the war – he was sent to Gallipoli and fought in the
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ISBN:

9781743792155

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

256

Dimensions:

23cm x 15cm

Weight:

370g

RRP:

$29.99

Category:

History , Biography and Memoir

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 June 2016

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

George Martindale

George Martindale was born on the 2nd April 1887 in Dimboola, Victoria, the 2nd oldest of 5 siblings. George’s father was a carpenter, general tradesman and undertaker who owned a prosperous business in the town. George learnt his trade of carpenter from his father. When war broke out he enlisted on 21st August 1914, but because he signed up in Melbourne he ended up in the 5th Battalion, whereas most of his friends from Dimboola joined the