A Collection of True Stories from Aussie Soldiers
Plodding through mud up to the knees for days on end with a 25lb pack plus weapons and ammunition made me curse the war in no uncertain terms. Then one day I heard a soldier behind me praying, `Dear God, help me pick up me feet, I'll put the bastards down.'" Captain Glenn Davidson, New Guinea, WWII
A collection of stories that are entertaining, emotional and humorous, Soldiers Tale is a wonderful tribute to the Aussie Digger. From World War One to the modern day conflict, Australian soldiers share their stories and anecdotes usually saved for Anzac Day or a catch-up with mates over a cup of tea or an icy cold beer. In their own words they provide a fascinating glimpse of the many funny and touching moments that our Diggers often hold tight to their chest.
The collection of stories featured in Soldiers Tale vividly provide a taste of what a soldier's life is like in both war and peace. From the pyramids of Egypt where a pint-sized Captain used lateral thinking to gain respect, Anzac day on the porch with Banjo Patterson or a scorpion in the pants in Vietnam, their stories showcase the laconic sense of humour of the Aussie digger - that wonderful ability to get the job done with a sense of fun and a helping hand for a mate. Soldiers Tale is a collection of yarns to warm the heart and bring a smile to your face or a tear to the eye.
A wonderful collection of stories that will delight readers of all ages and linger on well after the book has been put aside. With its stylish design and easy reading a Soldiers Tale will sure to be the perfect gift book for all ages.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 10 / 2008
- 110 x 178mm