In 1914, the newspaper map, or newsmap, began to supply readers with the geographical backdrop to the Great War. With origins in ancient and early printed maps, the newsmap was an important tool in explaining the progress of the war to the public at home. Where Are Our Boys? tells the story of how the war was fought and won from the opening salvos in 1914 to victory on the Western Front.
Maps in newspapers tracked the war's many campaigns and the exploits of the Anzacs, as well as commemorating events, people and places. In the end, they helped Australians to understand the conflict and to comprehend the great human costs.
Soft cover, 245 pages.