Title: Recollections of the Roving Staff Officer

Author: Buckley, John

Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 1993

ISBN: 0642191786

Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 354 pages

Comments: The story of  John Buckley.

As well as his AIF service, the author served on attachments with the British Army in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq in 1941, in North West Europe in 1944/45 and at Luneberg in Germany in May 1945. In both theatres he was known as the “roving staff officer”. He recalls his years of service, and also includes mini-biogs of Herring, Sturdee and Shedden (the chapter on Alfred and Vernon Sturdee is mainly taken from their notebooks, giving details of fighting in difficult conditions). He also includes a chapter which highlights Curtin’s dedicated leadership (Australia’s Perilous Year) and this was originally published in a special edition of the Australian Defence Force Journal.