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Born on ANZAC Day

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781925078473
Author(s): Ric Teague
Format: Paperback
Year: 2015
Publisher: Rosenberg Publishing
Pages: 312

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Allan Aldy Aldenhoven was born on Australias most significant anniversary, Anzac Day. His fighting spirit as a soldier in Vietnam with 7 RAR is legendary. His mother was of the Stolen Generations and his father descended from German settlers. They married in Darwin post Second World War and after Allans arrival on 25th April 1948 they lived at Parap camp, an old army barracks, often described as the birthplace of multi-culturalism in Australia. His world turned upside down at the age of four when his mother, Dorothy suddenly died and he was resettled in Adelaide. He grew up to be a gun surfer and because of the Vietnam War became a nasho after being conscripted. This cradle to the grave biographical narrative is a baby boomer Anzac story covering a period of dynamic social and cultural change. The Vietnam War was unpopular on several fronts. Half of the Aussie diggers who served there were conscripted. Too young to vote they were sent into a brutal conflict that divided a nation and led to massive moratoriums and street protests. For the first time in Australias history soldiers returning home bore the brunt of a hostile anti war sentiment.
They were called baby killers and falsely branded as unworthy combatants by sections of the Returned Services League. It was a shameful period that threatened the fabric of Anzac. On the centenary of the storming of Gallipoli Born on Anzac Day is the life story of a nasho with indigenous bloodlines who typified an Anzac warrior. After his dischar Please click here to ask a question
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