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With a reputation for being frank, hard to discipline and generous to their comrades and for 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. 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.

©2019 Tim Bowden (P)2019 Allen & Unwin Pty Limited

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Blatant Plagiarism

Before having listened to this book I had listened to 'POWs', Australians Under Nippon'.
Incredulously, I heard all those same stories. Not told by the Diggers themselves as in the book I mention, but told innacurately many times, littered with incorrect pronunciation of place names etc. Quotes attributed mistakenly to wrong persons and the list of wrongs go on and on.
How can a person put their name, a copyright no less on others work like this? It staggers me. Tim Bowden ought be ashamed, his copyright of this book torn up, and income derived from it split up and sent to the descendants of those who made the stories through blood and guts and tears.
Really, really diaappointed. I won't read another Bowden book without deep suspicion he has lifted it from somewhere or someone not around any more to call him out.
Audible ought trash this garbage and direct listeners to the real deal above.
Shameful!

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