Venturing Into No Man's Land: The Charmed Life of Joseph Maxwell VC, World War I Hero

Venturing Into No Man's Land: The Charmed Life of Joseph Maxwell VC, World War I Hero

John Ramsland


A flash blinds me... we're misplaced in a chaos of flying mud... Smoke, dust, confusion, racket! I spit and splutter and swear... Oh Christ! i believe I'm flamin' good dead.' this can be the compelling tale of Lieutenant Joseph 'Darkie' Maxwell DCM, MC and Bar, VC -- the second one optimum adorned Australian soldier of the 1st international conflict. Meticulously researched via historian John Ramsland, Maxwell's colourful
life is traced from his adolescence at the Hunter coalfields till his loss of life at age seventy one in a soldier's payment domestic in Matraville Sydney. Maxwell used to be a shiny storyteller who wrote Hells Bells and Mademoiselles, telling of his stories within the battle. In telling Maxwell's tale, Ramsland has exposed many forgotten records to piece jointly a rare lifetime of a unprecedented guy.

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