This is the story of the author’s brother, Russell, who rests in HMAS Canberra in the deep quite waters of Iron Bottom Sound. Russell, a flautist and the son of the composer Horace Keats did not live to see his 21st birthday. The book is an account from aboard HMAS Canberra, as well as three USS cruisers and their men during the war in the Pacific.
It includes a CD of works by Horace Keats, poignant songs of the time sung by Harold Williams and Peter Dawson (baritones) with Horace Keats (piano); Jane Parkin(soprano), Gavin Lockley (baritone) with Clemens Leske (piano); Emma Knott (flute) with David Miller (piano).
Digital copy (PDF), photographs, audio CD, 171 pages.
Courage. Endurance. Mateship. Sacrifice. These values, engraved in stone at the Isurava war memorial, have become synony…