When British Secretary for War, Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, sent out an urgent plea to Australia for 100 doctors to come to Europe, volunteers rushed to join. Many were still in their final year at university so exams were brought forward. Most were born in Australia the others were born in New Zealand, England, Fiji. They sailed 1st Class feted as heroes but one said, "Rubbish, we went for the adventure". They became ancestors of a long line of doctors who still serve the international community. 100 young men and 100 spell-binding stories. The darkest hours bring forth the brightest achievements!
A coffee table book and heirloom you and your family will enjoy for generations, 560 pages and 517 (most previously unpublished) images, several unpublished war diaries, letters and postwar memoirs. Includes their families; World War 1 & II service. Three were knighted, 7 died during the war, 5 committed suicide, many married nurses. They served with the Australian, Canadian and British Armies, Navy and Air Force. One was forced to serve Nazis during WW2 and another captured by the Japanese in Singapore spending 4 years at Changi POW camp.
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KITCHENER'S 100 -- SUPPORTING "MATES4MATES"an RSL initiative in Australia - assisting ill and injured, current and ex-service personnel.
The cost of this 560p book is $100 plus $20 P&H. I also have a small supply in England so if you live in Europe and would like a copy let me know (GBP44.00). Booksellers and other outlets contact me.
The book is beautifully presented and a fascinating study of WW1 Surgeons.
Professor Geoff McColl
Head, Melbourne Medical School
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
University of Melbourne
Huge congratulations on the book. As you know, I’m delighted that it has thrown open an unknown yet incredibly important part of my family's history. However, seeing the book and putting it all in the context of the Great War adds a great deal to the story's significance. Your research is painstaking and meticulous and opens an amazing and important Australian wartime story. It is a wonderful achievement. Congratulations. I’ll be doing my part to spread the word. Best, Peter in Perth
Lina, I received my 2 books before Christmas. They are stunning. Congratulations... Dr MG, Surgeon, Sydney.
Congratulations on a magnificent achievement... The Australian Medical Association.
Lina, The way you have presented the biographies is excellent - just enough information; the diaries, timeline, details about their schools etc is fantastic. Well done! It is a book that every doctor's family, their alma mater should have and every historical and military collection. Mr Tom P, Syd
Lina, I'd like to order a further 10 copies for the family. The detail is amazing, thank you so much... Dr JG, Brisbane
I had to arm wrestle my wife for a look at the book. Congratulations on a superb publication... Group Capt, Dr MG, Perth
The book arrived today, all I can say is WOW! ... Dean, Washington USA
Dear Lina, Thanks awfully for the 2 books that have arrived. Congratulations on such an excellent product. The structure and presentation is most apt, the pictures terrific, the entries on my gfather totally accurate. A number of my family members were around on the weekend. Everyone showed a lot of interest and thought it very professionally done. I hope the book sells well and ends up in lots of good libraries. Well done. A most handsome volume.
Very best regards, Professor John D, New Zealand