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True stories of Aussie courage and mateship during World War II. From the annals of the RSL come these riveting true stories, written by a host of ordinary Australians - diggers, POWs, nurses, entertainers, sailors, airman and many more - that capture the impact of war on those who took part.  

With eyewitness accounts ranging from the Fall of Singapore to the Kokoda Track and from Europe to the Middle East, these stories bring the Australian experience of the Second World War to life with humour, pathos and vivid detail.  

There's the ordeal of the 13 survivors of the sinking of HMAS Yarra as the sharks took their mates; life in the Japanese POW camps and Sandakan and on the Burma Railway; taking part in RAAF air raids on Berlin; a glimpse of life as a Rat of Tobruk - and much more. Collected in one volume for the first time, this is a must-listen chronicle of Australians at war.  

©2018 John Gatfield (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Short stories both serious and amusing!

These short stories from Australians involved in World War II are the sort of serious or amusing anecdotes everyone might wish they had heard from their fathers or mothers, uncles or cousins, no matter which country you are from. There are enough details for the events, locations, or ships that more information can be researched for anyone who wants to know more. I really enjoyed these stories and commend the author for taking the time to highlight these people.