Presenting a war story, this title focuses on Michael 'Micky' Burn, soldier, poet and novelist, whose journey ranges from fascist follower, to commander of Six Troop, 2 Commando, to prisoner (and communist lecturer) in the notorious prison of Colditz.
Dr Peter Stanley migrated with his family from Britain aged ten in 1966. He has become Australia's leading military-social historian, the author of twenty books, including Tarakan: an Australian Tragedy, White Mutiny: British Military Culture in India 1825-75, For Fear of Pain: British Surgery 1790-1850, Quinn's Post, Anzac, Gallipoli, Invading Australia: Japan and the Battle for Australia, 1942 and A Stout Pair of Boots: a Guide to Exploring Australia's Battlefields. He is also the author of Bad Characters: Sex, Crime, Mutiny and Murder in the Great War (Murdoch Books, 2010). Peter worked for the Australian War Memorial from 1980 to 2007, where he was Principal Historian, and is now Director of the Centre for Historical Research at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra.