Dedication: dedicated to the Air Gunners and all other members of the R.A.A.F. stationed in U.K. during World War II.
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The radio play version of this book, entitled 'The World Faces Johnny Tripod', was produced by Rodney Wetherell of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation under the title 'Tail Arse Charlie', (euphemism for WWII Air Force tail gunners). It was broadcast on National Network - Anzac Day 1982 and 1983. Air gunner Johnny Tripod (John in this Play) was killed in action over Germany, 1944). (Author note in Poetry Australia No. 133)
Editor's note: 'Photographs and related narratives, selected by the editor, are from the collection and are used with the permission of the Australian War Memorial'
Author note: Events and characters in poems in this book are composite images from the 1939-45 air war in Europe recollected after 35 years.