The Barbarians: A Soldier's New Guinea Diary

The Barbarians A Soldier s New Guinea Diary Johnno s illicit diary is from one man s attempt to record a slender thread of truth in the whole tangled fabric of the Wau Salamaua fight and it was all in tiny cramped writing You can hardly read i

  • Title: The Barbarians: A Soldier's New Guinea Diary
  • Author: Peter Pinney
  • ISBN: 9780702221583
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback
  • Johnno s illicit diary is from one man s attempt to record a slender thread of truth in the whole tangled fabric of the Wau Salamaua fight and it was all in tiny, cramped writing You can hardly read it I had good eyes then And now it s starting to fade and discolour, and the binding has rotted and I know it doesn t dovetail with a lot of glorifying bull written by patJohnno s illicit diary is from one man s attempt to record a slender thread of truth in the whole tangled fabric of the Wau Salamaua fight and it was all in tiny, cramped writing You can hardly read it I had good eyes then And now it s starting to fade and discolour, and the binding has rotted and I know it doesn t dovetail with a lot of glorifying bull written by patriotic war historians, but to my knowledge no one else kept any personal notes of those times, so I ve had some rooster edit out the rubbish and knock the remainder into shape, and here it is.

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    1. Pinney was a member of the commando/independent company that was active in the campaign that forms the background to this book, so is able to draw on authentic experience in his writing. This is a book for anyone who wants to know what it was like fighting in the jungles of New Guinea during the Second World War.

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