Secondhand. Very good condition. Minor wear to book corners and edges. Some tiny marks on half-title page. Fading to spine.
This is the story of one man's war told with great feeling and, in unlikely circumstances and humour.
AIF John Wyett was among the few Australian Militia officers trained at the prestigious Indian Army Command and Staff College at Quetta. His story traces the events that led to his involvement with the 8th Division, his journeyings to Singapore and through India and Burma before he participated in the Malaya Campaign.
As a senior member of General Gordon Bennett's staff, his account of the Campaign and the fall of Singapore shed light on a dark episode in Australia's military history. He observed a flawed commander at close quarters; he tells the story of defeat and captivity. (Back cover)