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  • Great Australian World War II Stories

  • By: John Gatfield
  • Narrated by: Jim Daly
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, World
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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, 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-read chronicle of Australians at war.

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

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loved it from beginning to end. Incredible stories of strength and survival of Australians during WW2. Easy to listen to and read with empathy and understanding. Includes dates of birth and death. Amazing lives.

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Memories flooding back

This reminded me of some of the stories that my grand father told me when I was just a boy. He served in the tropics somewhere. He would never tell me but these stories brought memories flooding back. Thank you

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