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This is a second-hand paperback book.

Condition: There is light browning to the edges of the compressed pages. There is a black line at the top of the book across the compressed pages. The cover has a small crease to one corner. The rest of the book has no faults.

The dimensions: 154x234mm.
Pages: 326
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication date: 2009

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Dangerous Days: A Digger’s Great Escape
By Ernest Brough

After joining up alongside his mates from country Victoria at 22, Ern Brough fought and was wounded at Tohruk and at El Alamein in World War II. But neither he nor his humanity died. One morning during the brutal Allied offensive against Rommel in October 1942, he piggybacked a badly wounded enemy soldier back to German lines under heavy fire. Three hours later, the tanks came and Brough was taken prisoner.

On Good Friday, 1944, Brough and two others escaped from an Austrian POW camp and embarked on a desperate flight through Slovenia and Croatia to Bosnia. Travelling by night, using only the moon, a stolen map and a handmade compass to guide themselves, they swam icy rivers, traversed snowy mountain passes, hid in ditches and were nearly caught countless times, escaping once by pretending to be Germans.

This is the story of that incredible journey, the exploits that earned Brough the Military Medal, and the actions at home that have since made him a local hero.

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