Our latest publication ‘In the fog’ a compelling and surprising story of World War Two, has been officially launched at a Remembrance Day luncheon in Cardwell on Friday, November 11, 2016.
‘In the fog’ is a story that comes direct from the battlefields of the Middle East, New Guinea and Borneo in the 1940s: from the uncensored diaries of Pte Jack Bourke who served in the Australian Army’s Field Ambulance corps.
Jack’s diaries are the essence of this exceptional history authored by journalist and historian Jacqui Murray, who presents us with an unusual look back on that lethal landmark in civilisation.
‘In the fog’ exhibits a fresh approach to war history: it puts aside a reliance on cliché and prejudice, and applies the genuine values of research and hindsight.
It is also a publication which, through Jack’s extensive diaries includes many names of people Jack knew, people he corresponded with, or met or served with, including names of those who died in conflict.
Jack’s diaries are essentially an account of the lifestyle of a WW2 serviceman, from the departure of troops trains from Brisbane in early 1940, through life on board the convoy ships sailing to Europe, preparations for war in Britain and wild social times in London under air attack from Germany, to discharge at war’s end.
The Mayor of Cassowary Coast Regional Council, John Kremastos, performed the official release of ‘In the fog’ at the Remembrance Day luncheon at the Cardwell RSL Club in Roma Street.
He said: “This publication gives us a new insight into what makes an Aussie digger, and I hope this story from the battlefields of 70 years ago might lead to better community understanding in the 21st century, and better outcomes for those men and women who dedicate a significant part of their lives to military service.”
Copies of ‘In the fog’ are now on sale for $19.95. To purchase a copy via this website go to ‘Store’ in the main menu across our homepage, or click below on the ‘for sale here’ link in the following final paragraph. If you wish to enquire further about details of the book or alternate avenues through which to purchase it, please contact the Cardwell & District Historical Society via email: [email protected] or phone 07 4066 8569.
‘In the fog’ is available for sale here via our website