Secondhand. Very good condition. Minor wear to book corners and edges.
This book is based on the true story of the man who built the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial on Mt Clarence in Albany, Western Australia.
For many World War I Anzacs, Albany was the last glimpse of their homeland. The soldiers who survived the war treasured the memory of the rugged granite coastline as they sailed out of Princess Royal Harbour. They watched the watery view until the rocky islands were a blimp in the distance, with the faces of their loved ones etched in their minds.
In 1962, Jack Nostrini took great pride in reconstructing the blocks of the memorial base after it had been salvaged from Port Said where the statue was damaged during the 1956 Suez Crisis uprising.
Emilia Del Barba and Giovanni Nostrini came to Albany in the early 1950s. Their love story was sown in snow-capped mountains in Italy and reached across oceans to a vast land of hope. They found the courage to overcome hardships and determination to seize the opportunity for a better life than the one they knew.
Emilia and Giovanni battle their way through the trials of WWII in Europe and a new life journey in an unfamiliar country while holding their cultural traditions close to their hearts. They left their beloved families behind in Northern Italy and embarked on a rough ride to navigate their way through heartrending events to leave a valuable legacy for future Australian generations. (Trove)