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Thoughts of the First World War conjure images of muddy trenches enclosed in barbed wire, yet during the crucial summer of 1918 battles were fought on rolling farmlands. This change in landscape, with its open fronts, foiled the
Allies’ existing tactics. In response, a few daring men instigated what would be one of the most impressive gambits of the First World War – stealth raids.
Frustrated with formal engagements that often resulted in heavy casualties, experienced soldiers undertook unauthorised raids that took little time to plan and execute and were overwhelmingly more effective.
Notably, the majority of the men involved in these incursions were veteran soldiers of the lowest ranks who hailed from the Australian bush. The distinct ‘bush’ ethos, with its high emphasis on independence and mateship, and
skills acquired in the bush, meant these men were uniquely suited to these forays.
Bringing to life the outposts of 1918, through the diaries and letters of the men closest to the enemy, Stealth Raiders is a vivid account of the First World War from the perspective of frontline soldiers, unveiling the success of
these stealth raids and the Aussie larrikins who participated in them.
Join author Lucas Jordan to celebrate the launch of this new work in Australian military history - get your copy signed - books will be for sale during the evening.
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