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This story is set in 1950, with flashbacks that bring the trauma suffered in wartime and afterwards to the fore. I have tried to depict how futile war is in the effect it has on all who participate and those who wait. Then of course, how do love ones assist broken and beaten soldiers to find life as civilians again.In a pub in Adelaide, Rolf meets Bill and takes a job with ...more
ebook, 311 pages
Published September 3rd 2016
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David Kilner
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Reece Pocock has written an authoritative and intimate story of two families brought together by war and peace; in the process, he creates a fine study of how ordinary people are swept along by political and military events over which they have no control but which continue to colour their daily lives.

In North Africa in the 1940s, two men - Bill, an Australian and Rolf, a German - confront each other in a one-to-one fight in the vicious battles around Tobruk. Both are forever scared
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Reece Pocock lives in Adelaide, South Australia, with his wife Marilyn, and after a short Army calling, he enjoyed a business career in sales and management. He had a major role in introducing the Bobcat Skid steer loader to the South Australian market.
However, as an avid reader, Reece's passion was to become a writer. He used this knowledge to launch his career with Marilyn's encouragement. He s