- Because our fathers lied: From Boer to World War - Australia's baptism by fire
Because our fathers lied: From Boer to World War - Australia's baptism by fire
They called the Second Boer War, the Forgotten War, but it wasn't by those who fought it. The Australian soldiers who survived its savagery hardly had a chance to draw breath before they were called upon again to sacrifice themselves in WW1.
This story is taken from the viewpoint of four friends - arguably Australia's and the Allied Forces' greatest generals: John Monash, Brudenell White, Harry Chauvel and Spencer Browne. It is a up-close account of all they saw and suffered due to the blunders of British officers who made their work all the harder by way of bad commands. Among them were a host of famous names like Kitchener, Haig and Winston Churchill, some of whom never learned their lesson, while the one who was initially blamed for the horrors of Gallipoli later shaped up well.
This book looks at the worst of battles and the most wonderful acts of courage during them. It has been written in homage to all those who fought to forge Australia into a great nation.
Details: Fiction, published 2023.
Format: Soft cover, 220 pages.