Allan Stanton's dreams of becoming a professional golfer were cut short in June 1967 when he was called up for National Service in the Australian Army.
Before I Forget is an account of his wartime experiences, having been drafted from the relative safety of a happy family life in Brisbane to the horror, tedium and humour of his tour of duty in the Vietnam War; and his coming to terms with these experiences once back in Australia, when so many of his fellow vets' lives were falling apart.
This book is not a glorification of war, or about the grief it brings to family, friends and loved ones. It is a typical digger's story of an atypical war - a bloody, politically motivated and explosively unpopular war, characterised by savagery in the field and dissent at home.
Number Of Pages: 153
Published: 1st April 2009
Publisher: Sid Harta Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0