By Peter Dornan
The Australians performed a very important function within the Allied victory within the conflict of El Alamein, one of many turning issues of the second one international conflict. Rommel stated after the conflict, i'll have received North Africa with a department of Australians less than my command'. but victory got here at a heavy expense, with greater than one thousand Australians misplaced within the battle.
Peter Dornan tells the tale of the conflict of El Alamein during the eyes of Herb Ashby of the 2/48th Battalion, who at eighteen years of age left his domestic in Mount Gambier to struggle a warfare at the different facet of the realm. Herb Ashby was once wounded within the Siege of Tobruk and was once embellished for his providers within the conflict of El Alamein. With 3 Victoria Crosses provided posthumously to his battalion throughout the crusade, together with to his platoon, Herb assisted the 2/48th to develop into the main hugely embellished Australian battalion within the war.
Peter Dornan's The final guy Standing is a vividly acknowledged tale of tragedy and triumph, and large braveness in impressive times.
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