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Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

At 19, Ern Brough signed up for the biggest adventure of his life, fighting with the Anzacs at Tobruk and El Alamein.

At 22, he was a prisoner of war.

But Ern and his mates were determined not to spend the rest of the war behind bars. Their aim: to make a break for Italy to rejoin the army, at any cost... (Young Readers' Edition)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my mother, Anne, and my father, Ernest James Brough.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it there is a Young Readers' Edition available, and the work refers to time spent in parts of the Middle East, with minor references to people of various Asian and Middle Eastern ethnicity.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2009 .
      Extent: 326p., [8]p. of platesp.
      Description: Illus. (some col.), maps, ports, facsims
      Note/s:
      • On title page: Ernest Brough is donating his earnings from the sale of this book to patient care and research into alzheimer's and dementia at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne.
      ISBN: 9780732287344
Alternative title: Dangerous Days : The True Story of a Digger's Great Escape
Notes:
Includes "Reader's Notes"
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 2010 .
      Extent: 311p.
      Edition info: Young Readers' Edition
      Description: illus. (b & w), maps, photographs
      ISBN: 9780732287511 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Two Wars, a Lifetime Apart, Bridged by a Digger's Book Greg Baum , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 24 April 2010; (p. 13)
Greg Baum reports on a friendship between World War II veteran Ern Brough and Corporal Alex Fisher. Fisher was serving in Afghanistan in 2009 when he read Brough's autobiography Dangerous Days: A Digger's Great Escape. He subsequently contacted Brough and a friendship ensued.
Digger's Wisdom a Shining Classic Peter Stanley , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 February 2009; (p. 15)

— Review of Dangerous Days : A Digger's Great Escape Ernest Brough 2009 single work autobiography
Triumph of the Will Marc McEvoy , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 8 March 2009; (p. 12)
Non-Fiction Books 'Diana Gair' , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 - 15 March 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Dangerous Days : A Digger's Great Escape Ernest Brough 2009 single work autobiography
Pick of the Week Steven Carroll , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 25 April 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of Dangerous Days : A Digger's Great Escape Ernest Brough 2009 single work autobiography
In Memoriam Paul Ham , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 April 2009; (p. 10-11)

— Review of Dangerous Days : A Digger's Great Escape Ernest Brough 2009 single work autobiography ; On Paths of Ash : The Extraordinary Story of an Australian Prisoner of War Robert Holman 2009 single work autobiography ; The Missing Years : A POW's Story from Changi to Hellfire Pass, 1942-45 Stu Lloyd 2009 single work biography ; Alan Villiers : Voyager of the Winds Catherine Lance 2009 single work biography
Width of a Bullet Greg Baum , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 24 April 2009; (p. 22)
Digger's Wisdom a Shining Classic Peter Stanley , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 February 2009; (p. 15)

— Review of Dangerous Days : A Digger's Great Escape Ernest Brough 2009 single work autobiography
Non-Fiction Books 'Diana Gair' , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 - 15 March 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Dangerous Days : A Digger's Great Escape Ernest Brough 2009 single work autobiography
Pick of the Week Steven Carroll , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 25 April 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of Dangerous Days : A Digger's Great Escape Ernest Brough 2009 single work autobiography
In Memoriam Paul Ham , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 April 2009; (p. 10-11)

— Review of Dangerous Days : A Digger's Great Escape Ernest Brough 2009 single work autobiography ; On Paths of Ash : The Extraordinary Story of an Australian Prisoner of War Robert Holman 2009 single work autobiography ; The Missing Years : A POW's Story from Changi to Hellfire Pass, 1942-45 Stu Lloyd 2009 single work biography ; Alan Villiers : Voyager of the Winds Catherine Lance 2009 single work biography
Triumph of the Will Marc McEvoy , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 8 March 2009; (p. 12)
Width of a Bullet Greg Baum , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 24 April 2009; (p. 22)
Two Wars, a Lifetime Apart, Bridged by a Digger's Book Greg Baum , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 24 April 2010; (p. 13)
Greg Baum reports on a friendship between World War II veteran Ern Brough and Corporal Alex Fisher. Fisher was serving in Afghanistan in 2009 when he read Brough's autobiography Dangerous Days: A Digger's Great Escape. He subsequently contacted Brough and a friendship ensued.
Last amended 8 Nov 2013 13:49:27
Subjects:
  • Tobruk,
    c
    Libya,
    c
    North Africa, Africa,
  • Al Alamein,
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    Egypt,
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    North Africa, Africa,
  • Europe,
  • Palestine, Middle East, Asia,
  • c
    Lebanon,
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    Middle East, Asia,
  • Jerusalem,
    c
    Israel,
    c
    Middle East, Asia,
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