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Keep Off the Skyline : Story of Ron Cashman and the Diggers in Korea - Peter Dr. Thompson

Keep Off the Skyline

Story of Ron Cashman and the Diggers in Korea

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Published: 19th March 2004
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Keep off the skyline was Ron Cashman's watchword in wartime Korea when a silhouette on the horizon invariably meant sudden death. It helped to keep him alive in confronting a vigilant and dangerous enemy for almost two years of armed conflict. And he has applied the same phrase ever since, through another fifty turbulent years. The Korean War has been central to Ron Cashman's life and it is the central theme of the book.

The Korean War is ritually referred to in the Australian media as The Forgotten War, yet it was never well enough known to be forgotten. How many Australians have ever been familiar with the Kapyong Valley, Little Gibraltar, Maryang San or The Hook? Very few, we believe. These were scenes of Australian heroism and Australian sacrifice that deserve their place in the public mind among the easily recognisable battle grounds of the two World Wars. It is by any measure a fascinating tale of war and post-war chaos; a compelling narrative of front line exposure to an almost indestructible enemy and a horrifying descent into psychological terror.

It is the story of a soldier who joined B Company as a rookie in the middle of savage firefight; who was wounded in action three times; who killed men in hand-to-hand combat; and who, in a brief interlude between long periods of barbaric trench warfare, met and fell in love with the woman who would see him through not only the armed conflict, but its unexpected aftermath.

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    exceptional. Not your usual war story

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        About the Authors
        Authors' Note

        Prologue

        Chapter 1: The boy from Swan Lake
        Chapter 2: Olwyn's broken dream
        Chapter 3: The dragon's teeth
        Chapter 4: Teenage soldier
        Chapter 5: At the front
        Chapter 6: Wounded in action
        Chapter 7: A Koren Christmas
        Chapter 8: The razor's edge
        Chapter 9: Killer buffalo
        Chapter 10: A deadly good deed
        Chapter 11: Sydney's Betty Grable
        Chapter 12: Korea's unsung heroes
        Chapter 13: The lone gunner
        Chapter 14: Saving Tubby Ballard Chapter 15: The Bloody Hook
        Chapter 16: Love and marriage
        Chapter 17: War without an end
        Chapter 18: Above the morning mist

        Endnotes
        Index

        ISBN: 9781740310833
        ISBN-10: 1740310837
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 224
        Published: 19th March 2004
        Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.0
        Weight (kg): 0.43