'With a reputation for frankness and sticking it up any sign of pomposity, Australian soldiers were a wild and irreverent lot, even in the worst of circumstances of World War II. From recruitment and training, and the battlegrounds of Palestine, North Africa, Thailand, Burma and beyond, here are the compelling and vivid stories of individual soldiers whose memoirs were mostly self-published and who told of their experiences with scant regard for literary pretensions and military niceties. These men had little tolerance for military order and discipline, and NCOs and officers who were hopeless in their jobs were made aware of it. They laughed their way through the worst of it by taking the micky out of one another and their superiors.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.