Title: We Band of Brothers – A True Australian Adventure Story
Author: McFarlane, Brian
Condition: Near Mint – Plastic cover attached to the book and cellotape on inside to hold it in place. Some lines and names marked with a fluoro pen throughout the book.
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2000
Cover: Hard Cover without Dust Jacket – 448 pages
Comments: As described by one critic: “This book is gripping, has much humor, ribald and subtle, and much pathos, but understated.”
It is the story of a boy born and growing up in Sydney, who was drafted into the Australian Army at age eighteen in 1951.
He remained in the army and first served overseas alongside the British Army fighting against the Communist terrorists in Malaya in the mid-nineteen-fifties. After a period as an instructor at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, he spent three years with the Pacific Islands Regiment in Papua New Guinea during the time of Confrontation with Indonesia and Indonesia’s takeover of West New Guinea from the Dutch.
Following this he led an infantry company of troops in Vietnam in 1966-67 and in this well illustrated book he tells the story of those men during the early stages of the Australian occupation of Nui Dat at the time of the Battles of Long Tan and later Bribie.
He returned to Vietnam in 1970 for further service there totaling 809 days.