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From the battlefields of Korea, Malaya and Vietnam to the struggle for veterans' welfare, Keith Payne has never shied away from a fight. More than 50 years ago, this bravery saw him receive Australia's highest military honour - the Victoria Cross.

Keith grew up one of 13 children in the shadow of the Great Depression and the Second World War. After seeing his father come home wounded from war, Keith joined the army. He was sent to fight in Korea at just 18 years old, the bloody beginning to decades of military service across the world.

Keith's life was defined by one night in 1969. In the dark jungle of Vietnam, under heavy enemy fire, Keith returned to a fled battlefield to rescue 40 of his soldiers. For his extreme act of bravery in leading his men to safety, Keith became the last Australian to earn the VC for 40 years.

Keith spent decades in the public spotlight while struggling with his own demons, then found new purpose as an advocate for others. In a lifetime of service, he has helped not only veterans of foreign wars, but also Indigenous diggers and communities left behind by civilian and military bureaucracy.

No One Left Behind tells, for the first time in his words, of Keith Payne's remarkable life. His definitive autobiography reveals the story of a big-hearted, iconic Australian and the heart and heartaches of a man who continues to fight for his mates.

©2021 Keith Payne (P)2021 Macmillan Australia Audio

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Wow. Great book.

Had me hooked from the start. Very well written. An easy to follow flow of story made things so easy to visualise. The narrator, being a really good choice helped. Thankyou to the Payne family

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fantastic

what a great story about a great Australian. I hope he wins his final battle bu supporting new veterans, before the choppers come to pick him up one last time

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A great life of service

I enjoyed The look into the life and service of great Australian and his family that was shared to me in this book. Thank you.

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What a Anzac legend

In the jungle of Vietnam with native people whole don't speak English, he did all his Victoria Cross citation for was mind boggling and needs to be heard.

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Enjoyed it

awesome story, awesome man and well narrated.Educational and historical I thought it was very good

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