Shattered Anzacs tells the untold story of thousands of Australian families who welcomed home disabled soldiers after the First World War. It offers a poignant account of the impact of physical injury and shell shock upon returned soldiers, and explores the profound and lasting consequences of disablement for their kin in the 1920s and 1930s. Drawing the reader into the emotional interior of family life, it evocatively brings to light the daily struggles of Australia's 90,000 'changed men', and reveals the significant burdens carried by their family members.
Marina Larsson has published widely on war and repatriation history and is also an expert on disability and gender history. She received the Australian Historical Association's biennial Serle Award in 2008 for her postgraduate thesis in Australian history.