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By Peter Thompson

ISBN-10: 186471560X

ISBN-13: 9781864715606

From Tobruk to the conflict of Crete - the hot bestseller from the writer of Pacific Fury.

Anzac Fury commemorates the sixty fifth anniversary of the top of worldwide warfare II in Europe while 8900 Anzac prisoners of warfare captured in Greece and Crete have been published from captivity. In 2010 it will likely be precisely 70 years because the 2d AIF arrived within the center East to start their striking adventures in battles opposed to the German and Italian armies in North Africa, mainland Greece and Crete sooner than the outbreak of the Pacific warfare.

Written by means of an excellent storyteller, Anzac Fury tells the riveting tale of ways the mythical Anzac Corps used to be reformed within the warmth of conflict in the course of global battle II to struggle a strong and cruel foe. Dramatically combining own stories with wrestle motion, Anzac Fury supplies voice to the reports of younger Australians and New Zealanders who have been despatched on Churchill's orders from the successful battlefields of Libya on a disastrous venture to Greece and Crete.

A significant other quantity to the acclaimed 2008 book Pacific Fury, this booklet celebrates the Anzac spirit of sacrifice, mateship, braveness and persistence that sustained the recent Anzacs throughout the darkest days of the struggle.

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I have had two hot water bottles and a fair old nip of the hard stuff to drive out the damp. W E A R E WA R R I O R S A L L • S E P T E M B E R 1 9 3 9 – C H R I S T M A S 1 9 4 0 35 Back in Norfolk THURSDAY 9th The news today is not good. It looks as if the Germans will be in Holland very soon. If they are then Belgium could fall soon after. George says that Hitler wants to be able to attack us from the Dutch and Belgian coasts. We could have done without that kind of news. I made light of it all when Mavis came round as she does worry so and, as she spends a lot of time on her own, it can get her down.

Service people from what I heard and what the staff told me. One of them was a Navy man and he was getting very angry at one stage about what happened to the Exmouth last month and the Royal Oak. He had been there (Scapa Flow) just before and knew many of those lost. Richard Collins (son of the Collins’s) was back from wherever it is he goes. I often hear questions about why he isn’t in uniform but he talks as if he is and I think he is involved in war work of some kind. He has always been very clever.

The sun was quite warm at times and rather cheering. Fred came and watched us while he leant on his stick and imparted some of his wisdom. There is not much he doesn’t know about gardening. He never wastes an inch of his garden and if I can do half as well as he does I will be well pleased. He said he will sow some leeks, radishes and broad beans for me later in the month. His back was playing him up today as he said with a wink that he had been out all night. I found six pigeons hanging in the outhouse after he had gone.

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