Memoirs of sniping at Gallipoli and on the Western Desert, plus tips for Australian militia in 1942 when a Japanese invasion seemed imminent. Book 2 of The Australian Guerrilla Series, produced by Idriess during World War Two for the Australian militia.
The story of John Flynn, and his creation of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Australias Outback in the 1920s.
Idriess latest book is the romance of the Edie Creek and Bulolo diggings, situated inland from Salamau; and the associated names of diggers as "Shark Eye Bill" (William Park), Matt Crowe, Jim Preston, Arthur Dowling, Frank and Jim Pryke... men who in pre-war years crept across the frontier, defying the Germans and dodging the headhunters.
The true story of Harold Bell Lasseters discovery of a massive gold reef in Central Australia, his venture into the interior to find it again using camels, trucks and an aeroplane; and his disappearance, lost among Aboriginal tribes in the Central Desert.
This book is the first in the Australian Guerrilla series by the author of The Desert Column, and one who was a sniper in World War 1. Published in 1942 with the imminent threat of invasion by the Japanese, this shows how one can become an expert with the rifle.