Dangerous Days - young readers' edition
At 19, Ern Brough signed up for the biggest adventure of his life, fighting with the ANZACS at Tobruk and El Alamein. At 22, he was a prisoner of war. But Ern and his mates were determined not to spend the rest of the war behind bars. Their aim: to make a break for Italy to rejoin the army, at any cost... In a nerve-wracking dash for freedom, they travelled by night, swam icy rivers, climbed mountain passes and crossed borders within metres of German guard posts. Exhausted and starving, and with only the infamous Yugoslavian partisans as allies, they would need to escape capture again and again to reach journey′s end. Ern′s incredible courage during the war earned him the Military Medal. Newly revised, with additional material, this young readers' edition brings Ern′s amazing story to a new host of readers. Suitable for secondary school students, ages 13+. Soft cover, photographs, 312 pages.