Mark Baker has meticulously researched the remarkable life of one of Australia’s greatest war correspondents, Phillip Schuler, in a biography that follows him from Gallipoli to his death in Flanders.
Phillip Schuler began his career as a young journalist at Melbourne Age, working alongside another heralded war correspondent, Charles Bean. Mr Schuler quickly became known for his evocative and passionate dispatches, capturing both the heroism and horror of war. In early 1916, Schuler left behind the safety of being a ‘desk correspondent’ and joined the Australian Imperial Forces (AIF). He was killed in Flanders in 1917 at the age of 27, but not before building a reputation as Australia’s finest war correspondent and leaving an indelible mark on all those he encountered.
Mark Baker, himself a former senior editor at The Age, has written a biography that is not only painstakingly researched but is also brilliantly illustrated and gives us an intriguing insight into the career and the man, Phillip Schuler.
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