The Boy Colonel

The Boy Colonel

The Boy Colonel: Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Marks, the Youngest Battalion Commander in the AIF

by Will Davies

Vintage $34.95 pb, 428 pp, 9781742755984

Jo Scanlan

By this contributor

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.

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Published in October 2013 no. 355

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