Over 100,000 Australians have laid down their lives in the service of their country over the past 100 years. Conflicts including the two world wars, Korea and Vietnam have been fought by young men from every state in the country. In the Line of Fire
uses diaries, letters, pictures and newspaper articles to recreate the horror, heroism and camaraderie experienced by these Australian soldiers at war.
In the Line of Fire explores the nature of combat from the point of the view of the men doing the actual fighting. From the heights of Gallipoli to the trenches of the Western Front, from the deserts of North Africa to the jungle POW camps of the Thai-Burma Railway, from the savage cold of a Korean winter to the steamy heat of Vietnam, this book details what itís really like to be in the line of fire.
Using first-hand accounts, contemporary sources and over 60 classic photographs to create an extraordinarily vivid picture of Australians in combat, this book also provides an incisive overview of each campaign that lends depth and context to each of the individual stories. Compelling, fascinating and informative, itís a must-have for any student of Australian history or military enthusiast.
2. The Western Front
3. The Australian Light Horse: Victory in the Desert
4. The Rats of Tobruk
5. New Guinea: The Kokoda Trail
6. Homeland Under Attack
7. Australian Prisoners of War
8. War at Sea
9. War in the Air
10. Behind Enemy Lines
12. The Vietnam War
13. Women at War
14. The War Photographers: Images of War
15. The VCs: For Valour