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The Resource Passport to hell : the story of James Douglas Stark, bomber, Fifth Reinforcement, New Zealand Expeditionary Forces, Robin Hyde ; edited and introduced by D.I.B. Smith

Passport to hell : the story of James Douglas Stark, bomber, Fifth Reinforcement, New Zealand Expeditionary Forces, Robin Hyde ; edited and introduced by D.I.B. Smith

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Passport to hell : the story of James Douglas Stark, bomber, Fifth Reinforcement, New Zealand Expeditionary Forces
Title
Passport to hell
Title remainder
the story of James Douglas Stark, bomber, Fifth Reinforcement, New Zealand Expeditionary Forces
Statement of responsibility
Robin Hyde ; edited and introduced by D.I.B. Smith
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eng
Summary
This man is the biggest, laziest, rottenest, most troublesome- And in the trenches he's one of the best soldiers I ever had.' Passport to Hell is the story of James Douglas Stark-Starkie-and his war. Journalist and novelist Robin Hyde came across Starkie while reporting in Mt Eden Gaol in the 1930s and immediately knew she had to write his 'queer true terrible story'. The result was greeted by John A. Lee, war veteran, author and politician, as 'the most important New Zealand war book yet published'. Hyde took the raw horrors, respites and reversals of Starkie's experiences and composed a work of literature much greater than a mere documentary of war. She portrays a man looting a dead man's money-belt and filching beer from the Tommies; attempting to shoot a sergeant in a haze of absinthe, yet carrying his wounded captain back across No Man's Land; a man recommended for the V.C. and honoured for his bravery - but also subject to nine courts martial. In its psychological acuity and emotional depth, Passport to Hell is one of the finest war books we have
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contains biographical information
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NZNB
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NZ
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no index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
Passport to hell : the story of James Douglas Stark, bomber, Fifth Reinforcement, New Zealand Expeditionary Forces, Robin Hyde ; edited and introduced by D.I.B. Smith
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Passport to hell : the story of James Douglas Stark, bomber, Fifth Reinforcement, New Zealand Expeditionary Forces, Robin Hyde ; edited and introduced by D.I.B. Smith
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Auckland University Press edition first published in 1986. First published by Hurst & Blackett in 1936
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Includes bibliographical references
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
Includes bibliographical references. This man is the biggest, laziest, rottenest, most troublesome- And in the trenches he's one of the best soldiers I ever had.' Passport to Hell is the story of James Douglas Stark-Starkie-and his war. Journalist and novelist Robin Hyde came across Starkie while reporting in Mt Eden Gaol in the 1930s and immediately knew she had to write his 'queer true terrible story'. The result was greeted by John A. Lee, war veteran, author and politician, as 'the most important New Zealand war book yet published'. Hyde took the raw horrors, respites and reversals of Starkie's experiences and composed a work of literature much greater than a mere documentary of war. She portrays a man looting a dead man's money-belt and filching beer from the Tommies; attempting to shoot a sergeant in a haze of absinthe, yet carrying his wounded captain back across No Man's Land; a man recommended for the V.C. and honoured for his bravery - but also subject to nine courts martial. In its psychological acuity and emotional depth, Passport to Hell is one of the finest war books we have
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Edition
Revised edition.
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xxxi, 311 pages
Isbn
9781869408398
Isbn Type
(paperback)
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System control number
  • (NLNZils)1715107
  • (OCoLC)911201442
  • (Nz)15878263

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