So many Australian scholars and writers stand tall alongside C.E.W. Bean that you have to wonder: is there much more that can be said about World War I? Well, no. And yes. Almost one hundred years on, writers such as battlefield historian Will Davies continue to seek illumination through unfamiliar characters and fresh angles. Such is his intention in his latest book, The Boy Colonel.
Jo Scanlan reviews 'The Boy Colonel: Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Marks, the Youngest Battalion Commander in the AIF' by Will Davies
The Boy Colonel: Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Marks, the Youngest Battalion Commander in the AIF
by Will Davies
Vintage, $34.95 pb, 428 pp, 9781742755984
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