Crack Hardy

Stephen Dando-Collins SHOP:9781864710243

From Gallipoli to Flanders to the Somme, the true story of three Australian brothers at war.

"Crack hardy" - grin and bear it, put on a brave face - was a saying among Australian and New Zealand soldiers in the First World War trenches. This is the true story of three of those Australian soldiers, the Searle brothers. One brother was killed at Gallipoli, another on the Western Front. One came home a decorated hero.

Crack hardy is told from the heart by the Searle brothers' great nephew, award-winning author Stephen Dando-Collins, using the letters and journals of the Searle brothers and remembrances of other family members.

Soft cover, photographs, 363 pages.

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