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No Names - No Pack Drill

by Ernest Bywater

Copyright 1989 by Ernest Bywater

True Story: This is not a combat story, but a recounting of the activities of my father, a transport driver, and his friends in the Australian Army during World War 2. It's the incidents and events they talked about over a drink when they got together to remember the old days. Most are funny, in many ways, and some are frightening. They convey what they did to stay sane, and also why they were there. Included is the poetry by the author, nearly all of which was written whilst on active service. 24,900 words

Tags: Humor   True   War   Military  


All rights reserved 1989 by Ernest Bywater

Cover Art

The image used is a drawing of the 133 A.G.T. Unit Insignia and is from the cover of the original edition. The trimming, manipulation, and adding of text is by Ernest Bywater. All rights to the cover image are reserved by the copyright owners.

My father Ernest ‘Ern’ Bywater, wrote this account of some of his experiences during World War 2. It was first published by the Royal Australian Army Resources and Reproduction Unit, Puckapunyal, in 1989. Since then Dad wrote more material I’ve incorporated in this edition, and so did his mate Kanga. I also adjusted some formatting, and added some notes.

I use a Chapter Title, a Sub-chapter Title, and a section title.

Table of Contents

No Names - No Pack Drill
The Big Adventure Begins
A Change of Scenery
We Form the 133 AGT
The Lighter Side of Brisbane
Cook’s Tour - all Expenses Paid

Welcome to Buna

The Scenic Drive

One More Small Job
The Lighter Side of a Serious Job
The Trails

Camp Life
It’s Over
Back Home

Last Duties
Wartime Poetry

I use a Chapter Title, a Sub-chapter Title, and a section title.

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