Kokoda Wallaby: Stan Bisset : The Rugby International Who Became a Kokoda Hero
2011. First edition, first printing. A very good copy.
Stan Bisset was a real hero, both in battle, on the rugby pitch and in desperate armed combat against the Japanese during the Second World War. As a member of the ill-fated 1939 Wallaby touring team to England, he was a rugby legend. In the Middle East and on the Kokoda Track, he was one of Australia's most distinguished and heroic combatants. But above all else, he personified so many attributes of the Australian soldier: moral and physical courage, compassion, selflessness, independence, loyalty, resourcefulness, devotion, and humor. Stan Bisset's remarkable life story is told by former Australian soldier and Afghanistan veteran Andrew James. This is a truly inspiring book that crosses generations.
'This is a wonderful book, about and extraordinary man.' - Peter FitzSimons.
"A great story that is long overdue in the telling." --Paul Ham
Twenty-six year old Andrew James enlisted in the Australian Army at the age of eighteen. He subsequently served on combat operations in Afghanistan. Following his military service, Andrew continued his studies at Sydney University where he read History and English. During his degree, he supported himself by working as an expedition leader on the Kokoda Track where his first became interested in Stan's story.