Title: The Desert Column
Author: Idriess, Ion
Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st (Australian Classic) Edition
Publication Date: 1982
Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 296 pages
Comments: The author was a trooper with the 5th Light Horse AIF. This diary tells of his own experiences in the desert during WWI and describes in detail the campaign.
With the outbreak of war, in 1914 he returned to Townsville and enlisted in the 5th Light Horse Regiment, AIF, as a trooper. He saw action in Palestine, Sinai and Turkey, being wounded at Beersheba and Gallipoli – where he acted as spotter for noted sniper Billy Sing.