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The Odd Angry Shot is the seminal account of Australian soldiers in the Vietnam War.

Brief and bracing, tragic yet darkly funny, the novel is an award-winning commentary on Vietnam, following a close-knit group of knockabout SAS fighters: their friendships, homesickness and fears; and their practical jokes, drinking and fighting.

Chronicling their experiences over one year, we learn that their enemy is not just the Vietcong, but their superiors, the mud and torrential rain, and boredom. It is a reflective and brutal account of how war damages not only physically but psychologically, as soldiers readjust to home life.

©1975 William Nagle (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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"This autobiographical novel stands the test of time, revealing human faces caught in a tragic chapter of Australian history." ( The Age)

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