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The Twenty Thousand Thieves
11 Dec 2015 * EBOOK * £4.49 * 9781784975746

The bestselling story of an Australian infantry unit and their battle against the Germans in the North African desert during WWII.

Fiction / FJMS (Action & Adventure)
Extent: 304 pages
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The Twenty Thousand Thievesby Eric Lambert


Their officers called them a stinking, lazy, drunken rabble and their friends said they took the colonel prisoner, burnt down their officers' mess and drove off the military police with heavy rifle-fire. This is the unforgettable story of the gallant men of the A.I.F.: the fearless and fatalistic Diggers of the Western Desert.

Twenty thousand men were on their way to the deserts of Egypt and Libya: some had joined up for adventure, some were on the run from the police, for others, the army meant three meals a day and a bed to sleep in. From an induction camp in Australia to the siege of Tobruk, the savage intensity of Second X Battalion's experiences is not for the faint hearted. How soon will death silence so many of these brave voices and how many will ring out beyond the brutality of the battlefield?

Eric Lambert was a bestselling Australian novelist and journalist. He reported on the 1956 Hungarian uprising for The Daily Telegraph, wrote seventeen novels under his own name, and as 'D. Brennan' retold film stories.

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