Tag: A Man, A Woman, And The War To End All Wars

Author:   Barry Heard
Publisher:   Scribe Publications
ISBN:  

9781921372766


Pages:   378
Publication Date:   01 June 2009
Format:   Paperback
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As a lad in the high country of eastern Victoria, Tag Wardell shows an extraordinary gift with animals- he is followed to school by his pets; his rapport with his horse, Dimble, Becomes the talk of the district; and hi even manages to befriend a mob of brumbies during an adventure with his schoolmates in the Dargo high plains.Later, when he becomes a blacksmith, locals come to watch him at work, amazed at his ability to clam the meanest of nags. But 1914 brings war, and the government's patriotic fervour entices Tag and his mates to join the Light Horse regiment.For Tag, war begins as an adventure. On the convoy to Egypt, he is quickly singles out to help the distressed horses. Then, while on leave in Cairo, he meets Jill, a nurse, but their brief romance is cut short as Gallipoli looms. Tag's life spirals into one of survival in the day-to-day madness of the trenches.In the years that follow, Tag comes up against conditions that are terrible for man and beast, and he discovers the hardship and joy that come with wartime love. In the face of it all, his unique abilities bring about essential changes in the handling of horses under fire - and expose him to death and disaster.Tag in unforgettable - a bush tale, a family saga, a romance, and a revelation of the human spirit's ability to survive war's inhumanity.

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Author:   Barry Heard
Publisher:   Scribe Publications
Imprint:   Scribe Publications
Dimensions:   Width: 15.60cm , Height: 2.90cm , Length: 23.40cm
Weight:   0.508kg
ISBN:  

9781921372766


ISBN 10:   1921372761
Pages:   378
Publication Date:   01 June 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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'Heard made me forget that Tag was a novel. With all its mayhem, madness, appalling carnage and war time love, I felt like I was in the trenches of Gallipoli and the Western Front with Tag, Tiger, Bucket and Golly. Heard brings the reader to a deeper level of understanding of the exceptional work our diggers did under a great deal of stress, both physically and emotionally. --Gordon Trail, Peacekeepers Association


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Barry Heard was conscripted in Australia's first national service ballot, and served in Vietnam as an infantryman and radio operator. After completing his national service he returned home, where he found himself unable to settle down. He had ten different jobs in his first ten years back, worked as a teacher for a further ten years, and then held several mid-managerial posts before succumbing to a devastating breakdown due to severe post-traumatic stress disorder.

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