Backs to the Wall: A larrikin on the Western Front by GD Mitchell,Robert Macklin

By GD Mitchell,Robert Macklin

'In that hour used to be born in me an apprehension that lasted during the entire iciness. It was once the dread of death within the dust, happening in that stinking morass and although useless being awake in the course of the a long time. Waves of worry every now and then threatened to weigh down me. a bit weak spot, a bit slackening of keep watch over from time to time and that i may have long gone over the borderline.

In the sunshine of the sunlight, on company flooring, i may snicker at destiny. yet the place the churned dust part concealed and part published our bodies, the place useless fingers reached out of the morass, seeming to implore reduction - there I needed to carry tight.'

In this gripping account, George Deane Mitchell relives the horror and the humour of being an Australian soldier at the Western entrance in global warfare I. Backs to the Wall by means of was once initially released in 1937. This new version - with remark through Robert Macklin, writer of Jacka VC - will permit a brand new new release of readers to fall below the spell of this forgotten Australian classic.

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