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Anzac sniper / Roland Perry ; read by David Tredinnick.

Anzac sniper / Roland Perry ; read by David Tredinnick.
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ISBN 9781489469663
Author Perry, Roland, 1946- author.
Title Anzac sniper / Roland Perry ; read by David Tredinnick.
Edition MP3 edition ; Unabridged.
Publisher/Date Tullamarine, Victoria : Bolinda Audio, [2018]
Pagination etc. 1 audio disc (MP3 CD) (11 hr., 6 min.) : digital, stereo ; 12 cm ; in container.
Contents note "The extraordinary story of Stan Savige - from Gallipoli marksman to WWII general"--Container.
"Warning: strong violence, themes, sex scenes and offensive language"--Container.
Performer note Read by David Tredinnick.
Summary Note 'Stan Savige had been on Gallipoli for just two weeks, in the trenches firing at Turks less than 20 metres away. But Sniper's Ridge was a different proposition. Killing took on another dimension. In the flurry of trench warfare, a soldier would rarely be certain he had hit an enemy. On this ridge of death, however, Savige's job was to make sure he struck as many of the opposition as possible.' The son of a struggling country butcher, Stan Savige left school at twelve to become a blacksmith's striker. But in 1915, a passage in the Bible inspired the devout scout leader and Sunday school teacher to enlist. Soon, his abilities as a crack marksman attracted the attention of officers and he was put in charge of the sniper's post, his job to eliminate enemy assassins at Anzac Cove. Savige succeeded and survived Gallipoli, only to be sent to the Western Front, then to Persia as part of the elite squad Dunsterforce. It was the beginning of a long, dangerous and distinguished military career spanning both world wars, with Savige fighting and commanding in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and the Pacific in World War II.
Subject - Name Savige, Stanley George, -- 1890-1954
Subject Australia. -- Australian Army. -- Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921) History
Great Britain. -- Army. -- Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
Generals -- Australia -- Biography
Soldiers -- Australia -- Biography
Added Author Tredinnick, David (Actor) narrator.
Corporate Author Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Shelf Location CD B SAVI
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