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Larrikins in Khaki

Larrikins in Khaki
 

From recruitment and training and the battlegrounds of Palestine, North Africa, Thailand, Burma and beyond, here are the highly individual stories of Australia's World War II Diggers told in their own voices - warts and all.

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ISBN 9781760871604
Published 15 July 2019 by Allen & Unwin
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Bowden, Tim
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ISBN-13 9781760871604
ISBN-10
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Publication Date 15 July 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Bowden, Tim
Category History
World History: Second World War
Australasian & Pacific History
Military History
Civil War
Battles & Campaigns
Military Life & Institutions
Australian
Number of Pages 456
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code 940.5412940922
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Electronic Book

With a reputation for being hard to discipline, generosity to their comrades, frankness and sticking it up any sign of pomposity, Australian soldiers were a wild and irreverent lot, even in the worst of circumstances during World War II. In Larrikins in Khaki, Tim Bowden has collected compelling and vivid stories of individual soldiers whose memoirs were mostly self-published and who told of their experiences with scant regard for literary pretensions and military niceties. Most of these men had little tolerance for military order and discipline, and NCOs and officers who were hopeless at their jobs were made aware of it. They laughed their way through the worst of it by taking the mickey out of one another and their superiors. From recruitment and training to the battlegrounds of Palestine, North Africa, Thailand, New Guinea, Borneo and beyond, here are the highly individual stories of Australia's World War II Diggers told in their own voices - warts and all.

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Author's Bio

Tim Bowden is an acclaimed oral historian, broadcaster, and radio and television documentary maker for the ABC. He is author of many books including the much acclaimed One Crowded Hour: Neil Davis, combat cameraman, The Changi Camera: A unique record of Changi and the Thai-Burma Railway, and Stubborn Buggers: Survivors of the infamous POW gaol that made Changi look like heaven.

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