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No Ordinary Determination

Written by Jeff Hatwell


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An epic tale of two ordinary individuals thrown into the extraordinary and surreal world of the Gallipoli campaign as soldiers of the First AIF in World War I.

Percy Black and Harry Murray were plain hard-working Australians whose paths crossed in Western Australia when they enlisted in support of country and empire. The powerful narrative paints a complex and thorough picture of the heroism, loyalty, inventiveness, mateship, stoicism and strength of the many individuals, on all sides, caught up in the horror of the ‘war to end all wars’.

Praise for the book
‘An engrossing and well-told story.’ Sydney Morning Herald

‘In a word: inspiring’ Herald Sun

‘Absorbing … this book is one of the most completely detailed records of any that this reviewer has had the pleasure of reading.’ Reveille

ISBN 9781922089670 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 130mm) (Paperback)
Categories Anzac and War
Books for History Teachers
Current Affairs, Culture & Social History
Pages 340
Publication Year Originally published in 2005, this edition 2014
Edition 2nd
Publisher Fremantle Press
  • Jeff hatwell

    Jeff Hatwell

    Jeff Hatwell has lived in Western Australia most of his life. He served in Vietnam as an infantryman in 1971 and is a retired public servant. He completed a degree in economics and history at the University of Western Australia and has a deep interest in military history. Read more