The Fair Dinkums

The Fair Dinkums
Author: Glenn McFarlane
Pages: 400
ISBN10: 1743537549
Genre: Cultural
Goodreads Rating: 3.25
ISBN13: 9781743537541
Published: March 22nd 2016 by Macmillan Australia

FAIR DINKUM (def.): honesty, guts, directness, fortitude, courage, truth. You had to be fair dinkum to enlist after the hell of Gallipoli hit home. A new breed of warrior and patriot stepped up as Anzac's second wave. Among them were 152 men of the 7th Battalion - fruit pickers and farmers, bootmakers and blacksmiths, miners and mailmen. They fought under the colours of 'mud and blood' in the searing sands of Egypt, on Gallipoli's fatal shore, across killing fields in France and beyond. Born in the right place at the wrong time, the bravery and ingenuity of these young Australian men forged a legendary band of brothers: 'The Fair Dinkums'. "A chronicle of sad loss." Sydney Morning Herald "eloquent... heartbreaking... a sterling tribute. The stuff of legends." Nick Richardson, Herald Sun