Born on ANZAC Day PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Born on ANZAC Day free pdf Allan Aldy Aldenhoven was born on Australias most significant anniversary, Anzac Day. His fighting spirit as a soldier in Vietnam with 7 RAR is legendary. His mother was of the Stolen Generations and his father descended from German settlers. They married in Darwin post Second World War and after Allans arrival on 25th April 1948 they lived at Parap camp, an old army barracks, often described as the birthplace of multi-culturalism in Australia. His world turned upside down at the age of four when his mother, Dorothy suddenly died and he was resettled in Adelaide. He grew up to be a gun surfer and because of the Vietnam War became a nasho after being conscripted. This cradle to the grave biographical narrative is a baby boomer Anzac story covering a period of dynamic social and cultural change. The Vietnam War was unpopular on several fronts. Half of the Aussie diggers who served there were conscripted. Too young to vote they were sent into a brutal conflict that divided a nation and led to massive moratoriums and street protests. For the first time in Australias history soldiers returning home bore the brunt of a hostile anti war sentiment. They were called baby killers and falsely branded as unworthy combatants by sections of the Returned Services League. It was a shameful period that threatened the fabric of Anzac. On the centenary of the storming of Gallipoli Born on Anzac Day is the life story of a nasho with indigenous bloodlines who typified an Anzac warrior. After his discharge Aldy got into professional boxing quite by accident and became a star of TV Ringside and the Australian Welterweight Boxing Champion. He was a loveable larrikin with a beaming smile who men envied and women chased. Among his best friends were seventies Aussie rock and music stars Bon Scott, Russell Morris, Jim Keays, Broderick Smith and Evan Jones. He was a great mate of the first Adelaide Crows coach Graham Cornes who is included in the Vietnam War chapters. Being born on Anzac Day was special to him. However the abhorrent treatment dealt to Vietnam veterans made him angry. Like so many he struggled with his war demons and the psychological scars they inflicted. His endless quest for adventure led to a world of drug dealers, gangsters and crooked cops. He became a part of Adelaides underbelly and was involved in the kidnapping of a heroin dealer in a plan hatched by rogue South Australia police. Shortly after he died under mysterious circumstances, aged 30.

About Ric Teague

Ric Teague, Newspaper and Television Journalist/ documentary maker. He's worked for: Ten Network- Australian Broadcasting Corporation- The Australian- The Age and News Ltd.

Details Book

Author : Ric Teague
Publisher : Rosenberg Publishing
Data Published : 01 April 2015
ISBN : 1925078477
EAN : 9781925078473
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 312 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Born on ANZAC Day



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Born on ANZAC Day free pdfBorn on ANZAC Day

    Allan Aldy Aldenhoven was born on Australias most significant anniversary. Anzac Day. His fighting spirit as a soldier in Vietnam with 7 RAR is legendary. His mother was of the Stolen Generations and his father descended from German settlers..


  • Born on ANZAC Day free pdfBorn on ANZAC Day

    Allan Aldy Aldenhoven was born on Australias most significant anniversary. Anzac Day. His fighting spirit as a soldier in Vietnam with 7 RAR is legendary. His mother was of the Stolen Generations and his father descended from German settlers..


  • Anzac, the Unauthorised Biography free pdfAnzac, the Unauthorised Biography

    For 100 years. Australians have sought their reflection in the Great War. This book tells the story of what we saw. Raise a glass for an Anzac. Run for an Anzac. Camp under the stars for an Anzac..


  • Anzac Treasures free pdfAnzac Treasures

    This landmark publication commemorates the centenary of the Great War's Gallipoli campaign. 25 April 1915 to 9 January 1916. ANZAC Treasures approaches the subject of Gallipoli not only from a military perspective but also in terms of its social impact and its role in commemoration and nation building..


  • The Last Anzac free pdfThe Last Anzac

    To James. Alec Campbell was a hero. He was right. The old man. the last living ANZAC. and all of the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought at Gallipoli. were heroes - everyone's heroes..


  • Born on ANZAC Day free pdfBorn on ANZAC Day

    Places To Download Free Ebooks. Allan Aldy Aldenhoven was born on Australias most significant anniversary, Anzac Day. His fighting spirit as a soldier in Vietnam with 7 RAR is legendary. His mother wa