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Digger Diaries of a Stretcher Bearer 5th Field Ambulance AIF 1916-18

Digger Diaries of a Stretcher Bearer 5th Field Ambulance AIF 1916-18 - by D. Munro MM - new book

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Diaries of a Stretcher Bearer 5th Field Ambulance AIF 1916-18

After the death of his Father in 1995, Don Munro found an old hidden box of his Father's war memorbilla. Included were the substantial diaries & letters of his Father and his two brothers neither of whom survived the war. Edward Munro enlisted for Service with the AIF in Queensland during September 1915. He was allotted to the 5th Field Ambulance AIF. He was present at the 2nd Battle of Bullecourt where he was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry in the field. In May 1918, his Mother after learning of the death of a second son in the war, requested the return of Edward. Her request was granted by GOC Birdwood.

Diaries of a Stretcher-Bearer is the story of a family that came to Australia before WWI and found itself immersed in the war with four family members taking part. It is a day-to-day account of the heroism of the stretcher-bearers during WWI. These men walked out into no man’s land, picked up the wounded and dying and struggled back to their own trenches through the glutinous Somme mud under fire from German snipers.Intertwined in the book is the story of another brother evacuated from Gallipoli with typhoid fever. It tells of his whirlwind romance with the English Nurse who nursed him back to health, and the tragic end of their romance in a Royal Flying Corps training crash.Throughout the book the author maintains his steadfast spirit in finding the lighter side of war. Contrasting the horror of war are stories of army idiocy and the camaraderie of true mateship. Diaries of a Stretcher-Bearer is a book that reveals both the best and worst of human nature.

  • Book Condition: PERFECT - NEW BOOK
  • Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB): Stiff Card Boards Printed Laminate
  • Dimensions in mm : 160 x 230 x 15
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Total Pages: 233

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