Coverart for item
The Resource Larrikins in khaki : tales of irreverence and courage from World War II diggers, Tim Bowden

Larrikins in khaki : tales of irreverence and courage from World War II diggers, Tim Bowden

Label
Larrikins in khaki : tales of irreverence and courage from World War II diggers
Title
Larrikins in khaki
Title remainder
tales of irreverence and courage from World War II diggers
Statement of responsibility
Tim Bowden
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With a reputation for being hard to discipline, generosity to their comrades, frankness and 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. Most of these men had little tolerance for military order and discipline, and 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
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bowden, Tim
Dewey number
940.5412940922
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soldiers
Target audience
adult
Label
Larrikins in khaki : tales of irreverence and courage from World War II diggers, Tim Bowden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Military units -- 1 Joining up -- 2 Very basic training -- 3 Sailing to war -- 4 Desert Diggers prepare for war -- 5 High junks in Egypt -- 6 Fighting in the desert -- 7 Ill-fated Greek adventure -- 8 Out of the frying pan into the fire -- 9 The Allied invasion of Lebanon and Syria -- 10 The tide turns -- 11 Return to Australia -- 12 Prisoners of war of the Japanese -- 13 The railway of death -- 14 Service at home -- 15 The saga of the flying footsloggers -- 16 The Kokoda Track and the bloody beachheads -- 17 The battle for New Guinea -- 18 An unnecessary campaign -- 19 Savagery in Bougainville -- 20 Bloody Borneo - Tarakan and Balikpapan -- 21 The lost years and damaged lives -- 22 Retain all prisoners of war indefinitely -- 23 Final thoughts -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
000065445947
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 436 pages
Isbn
9781760528546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1096467780
Label
Larrikins in khaki : tales of irreverence and courage from World War II diggers, Tim Bowden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Military units -- 1 Joining up -- 2 Very basic training -- 3 Sailing to war -- 4 Desert Diggers prepare for war -- 5 High junks in Egypt -- 6 Fighting in the desert -- 7 Ill-fated Greek adventure -- 8 Out of the frying pan into the fire -- 9 The Allied invasion of Lebanon and Syria -- 10 The tide turns -- 11 Return to Australia -- 12 Prisoners of war of the Japanese -- 13 The railway of death -- 14 Service at home -- 15 The saga of the flying footsloggers -- 16 The Kokoda Track and the bloody beachheads -- 17 The battle for New Guinea -- 18 An unnecessary campaign -- 19 Savagery in Bougainville -- 20 Bloody Borneo - Tarakan and Balikpapan -- 21 The lost years and damaged lives -- 22 Retain all prisoners of war indefinitely -- 23 Final thoughts -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
000065445947
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 436 pages
Isbn
9781760528546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1096467780

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
Processing Feedback ...