Audacity: Stories of Heroic

Audacity is the second book in Century of Service series developed jointly by Department Veterans’ Affairs and Australian War Memorial. It highlights bravery service personnel conflicts from Boer to Afghanistan. This eBook features exclusive content including two additional stories, an interview with Victoria Cross for Australia recipient Corporal Daniel Keighran VC, original medal citations, interactive timelines artwork galleries. Readers can also test their knowledge completing a multiple choice quiz or Guess Word game.

“This book tells the stories of Australian men and women who have shown extraordinary boldness or courage during wartime”–Australian War Memorial web site.

Tom ‘Diver’ Derrick VC DCM was Australia’s most famous fighting soldier of World War II. fought in five campaigns, won the highest medals for bravery, and died wounds sustained while leading his men war’s last stages. His career reached its climax on jungle-clad heights Sattelberg New Guinea, where he Victoria Cross by spearheading capture seemingly impregnable Japanese defences. The diaries kept throughout from Tobruk to Tarakan, are among important writings any Australian soldier. Those all other known wartime correspondence interviews published here first time their entirety. had only a rudimentary education, but intelligence, humour, ambition outlook shine through words. Edited annotated Mark Johnston, one authorities II, this book provides unprecedented insights into mind remarkable decorated renowned servicemen. ‘Australia’s II historian reveals intriguing winner – an enticing informative pairing!’ — Professor Peter Stanley ‘Brilliantly researched wonderful, enlightening insight life frontline II.’ David Horner ‘Few historians would be better suited writing about soldiers’ battles, weapons equipment during Second than Johnston. Over past decade has become experience soldiers war.’ Karl James, Wartime Magazine