Wheelers Books
Aussie Soldier: Up Close and Personal

Aussie Soldier: Up Close and Personal (Paperback)

By Neave, Colin Denny
By Smith, Craig

  • Imp. $35.99
  • $34.19
  • Save $1.80
  • Not Available Locally

Personal anecdotes and stories are recounted in this book. From WWI to the modern day conflict, Australian soldiers young and old provide an up close and personal perspective on the Army's core values and how being a soldier is more than just putting on a uniform.

ISBN 9780980325119
Barcode 9780980325119
Published 1 March 2008 by BIG SKY PUBLISHING
Format Paperback
Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks

... view full title details below.

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780980325119
ISBN-10 0980325110
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Imprint Big Sky Publishing
Publication Date 1 March 2008
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Neave, Colin Denny
By Smith, Craig
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Military Life & Institutions
Number of Pages 314
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 230mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 940.541294;356.00
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This book is a collection of short stories, diary extracts, letters, anecdotes and quotes from past and present serving soldiers. From WW1 to modern day conflicts, this book is an up close and personal perspective of what the soldier regards as his core values. These include compassion, mateship, courage, initiative, loyalty, integrity and trust. Aussie Soldier includes a 30-page battle book that summarises some of Australia's most famous battles.

^ top

Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

^ top

Author's Bio

Denny Neave lives in Sydney. His family's military history began with his Great Great Uncle Ted Hawkins who served in the Crimean war, the Boer War and WWI. His Great Grand Father, John Lingard Neave, served in the navy during WWI and Grand Father John Lingard Neave the second, served with the Militia in New Guinea. Denny's father Colin Neave was a professional soldier who joined the Infantry Corps and served in almost all of the Royal Australian Regiments. He saw active service in Malaya and Vietnam before retiring as a Sergeant after 20 years service. Growing up in a military environment and seeing the professionalism of his father was the driving inspiration for Denny to continue the long family history of military service. Denny enlisted in the Army Reserve Infantry Corps in 1989 and completed Officer Training QUR. He has served for over 25 years. Denny has authored three military titles and produced a Military History Documentry. Craig Smith lives in Sydney and is a teacher by trade. His family's military service began in Australia with Private James McManus in the NSW's Corps in 1788 and Corporal James Frazer in Lieutenant Colonel Macquarie's 73rd Foot in 1809. By design or circumstance, his grandfathers and father could not serve in WW1 and WW2. Craig's mother, Dawn Smith, surprised her family and friends and enlisted with a view to serving in Malaya and Korea. Between1952-1954 she served with the Women's Royal Australian Army Corps (WRAAC) and served in 101 Transport Company as a driver. Craig enlisted in the Army Reserve Infantry Corps in 1986, completed Officer Training at SUR and has served for over 25 years.

^ top