Soldiers’ Tales 2 is a unique collection of personal accounts told by soldiers or relatives who have lived with their stories. Spanning the period from World War I through to the conflicts of the modern era, these stories are a mixture of the humorous and the intensely emotional. This collection is unmistakably Australian and is a combination of larrikin yarns and other more serious stories that tell of tragedy and often unspoken pain.
Soldiers’ Tales 2 paints a vivid picture of the soldier’s life, both in war and peace. Including tales such as the moment of victory in battle, celebrated with the raising of a battered slouch hat in lieu of a flag, the poignancy of Anzac Day in the devastated war cemetery of battle-scarred Baghdad, and the stark letters from diggers in Timor coping with the aftermath of a national tragedy, these stories showcase both the sad and the uplifting, while also capturing the often laconic humour of the Aussie digger.
The stories within Soldiers’ Tales 2 will warm the heart, bring a smile to the face or a tear to the eye. These tales will appeal to all ages, offering younger readers a fascinating insight into the mind of the soldier at war. The book is stylishly presented and designed for easy reading, the perfect gift book for all ages.
What readers are saying…. “The individual style of each story teller lends itself to easy reading, as a matter of fact, it was hard to put down. One can relate to the stories told, especially tothose who have served in the defence force past and present.. I enjoyed its content immensley!”