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SIMMO – A biography of Ray Simpson, VC, DCM One of Australia’s Greatest Soldiers by Michael J Malone, OAM and Peter D Lutley, Perth 2015
After every conflict, there comes a time when historians gather to describe the heroic exploits stemming from that action. In the case of Victoria Cross winners, such histories are ordinarily detailed and numerous, but there are some exceptions – this is the first book of note to commemorate the heroism of one of Australia’s greatest soldiers.
This is probably the best biography of an Aussie soldier I have ever read. None of the others have really got into the basic personality of the man, warts and all, good and bad points, as you have with SIMMO. You’ve really presented a portrait of the men of that era, born in the 1920s, brought up without the benefits everyone enjoys today, no sense of entitlement, and worked with his own abilities to make a living. ….anyone interested in our military history should acquire a copy of this book. – LEX MACAULEY, former Soldier & Author
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Welcome to list #244, August 2021. For various reasons this is a shortened list with various categories given a rest for a month or so. In close analysis, it has been determined that these ‘rested’ categories were attracting little interest, so this month, we would stick to the main areas of interest, ie, WWI and WW2. But rest assured, we will...
Welcome to Catalogue #242—at the onset of winter here in Perth. It’s been a savage summer here in Perth, a season I don’t relish as I get older. When young and fit it’s a glorious season but for us septagenarians, it’s a real hassle. We got our first serious rain over the last few days which was fantastic. Let’s hope it rains all winte...