Ordinary Heroes


Ordinary Heroes is a year on the road in search of war lives, war memories that have more to do with candour than courage, which isn't to say that those interviewed here weren't courageous. Ordinary Heroes is uniquely Australian, as enigmatic as an old couple whispering and laughing on a suburban back porch, or a veteran of Flanders remembering atrocities, barbarities, slaughter and eventual evacuation over morning tea in some nursing home. Roy Longmore, one of the last WWI veterans, talks with a glint in his eye about returning home from Gallipoli to the haven of his father's colourful orchids. Bill Toon describes being shipped out to Australia from England as a small child to grow up with his dad in the coal read more

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ISBN:

9781864981032

Format:

Paperback

RRP:

$22.99

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

29 November 1999

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Barry Dickins