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Anzac Day Catalogue #251

Posted On Apr 06, 2022 | Aviation,Espionage,Military Biography,Military General,Napoleonic,Naval,SIMMO,Special Forces and Airborne,The Great War 1914-1918,Vietnam,World War 2 1939 - 1945 | No Comments

Welcome to Catalogue #251, April 2022. The Noongar season of Bunuru (hot summer) continues here in Perth although there are signs of respite (Djeran). Rain is a long forgotten memory here and when ‘the weather breaks’, I hope we don’t cop it like the east coast in recent times. The news is still filled with ‘Putin atrocities’ in Ukraine. Not sure what or who would have commanded soldiers to massacre women, kids and old people as they withdrew from various regions. Let’s hope there will be a reckoning at the end. All we can hope is that the nuclear powers keep their fingers away from the red button.
As we head for our Federal election in the near future, the news channels will no doubt be full of the Left/Right rock throwing. Let’s hope that we can all ignore the constant urging and to try and pick our weary way between the obfuscations and bluster on ballot day to make the right choices.
As for books—there are quite a few hard to find titles amongst the list.
With ANZAC Day approaching, the Great War titles will again heave into view. It’s hard to believe that dreadful charnel house of a war finished over 100 years ago although it’s still fresh in the memory of many of us especially those of us who served on the sharp end of various campaigns. Again, I will see the dawn out on my footpath with my candle.  This list is dedicated to those who never came home and those who did but now suffer as a result. 

Mick & Jo