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Coinciding with the national program Love2Read, Mindfield Book Gallery is conducting a special event - Humanity in the Face of War, where four local authors will discuss their writing and encourage others to discover or re-discover the joy of reading in a social and stimulating environment.
Vic Stone, author of The Signature, The List and Two Come Home. Vic's first book is about the posting of Battalion 2/22 to Rabaul, off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Following capture by the Japanese, the soldiers were left to fend for themselves while their families anxiously awaited news.
Des Speight, author of Australia's Spanish Knight.
This is the remarkable story of Richard Bryant, (1911 - 2003), who served as an ambulance driver with the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War. Sixty-one years later, the King of Spain, Juan Carlos 1, knighted Richard Bryant for his ambulance service.
"The Spanish Knight
Geoff Hastwell, author of My Sky Blue Trade. Geoff's book is a work of faction about three South Australian pilots who flew the notorious Beaufighter airplane, nicknamed Whispering Death. This well researched story is complemented with photographs of No. 30 Squadron.
David Mathews, author of the The Duke. David is the son of Captain Lionel Mathews, who was captured in Singapore and sent to the infamous Sandakan prison camp in Borneo, where he was appointed as camp Intelligence Officer. He tried to ease the suffering of his fellow prisoners and helped construct an incredible underground network and seek their freedom from their Japanese captors. He was trialled and executed for his courageous attempts.