Where Soldiers Lie: The quest to find Australia's missing war dead [Bolinda]

by Ian McPhedran

On Sale: 24/09/2019



About the Book

Leave no man behind. What drives former soldiers to spend years searching for the remains of fallen warriors?

From the WW1 battlefields of the Somme and Fromelles to the jungles of Papua New Guinea and Vietnam, this is the fascinating and moving story of the dogged hunt by two former diggers for the remains of Aussie soldiers listed as MIA in WWII and Vietnam. These extraordinary men - and a handful of others - will not rest until every Australian soldier who has died overseas serving their country is returned to Australian soil and their families.

It is a story of incredible determination against difficult odds, of exacting forensic analysis and painstaking detective work, to uncover and identify the remains of Australian soldiers, in battlefield over the decades, and to bring their remains home.

This will make for powerful, moving and compelling reading.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781460793817
  • ISBN 10: 1460793811
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 24/09/2019
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price: 39.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: HISTORY / Military / General


Ian McPhedran is the award-winning bestselling author of  six books. Until 2016, he was the national defence writer for News Corp Australia and during his extensive career as a journalist he covered conflicts in Burma, Somalia, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq. In 1993, he won a United Nations Association peace media award and in 1999 the Walkley award for best news report for his expose of the navy's Collins class submarine fiasco. McPhedran is the author of several bestselling books including The Amazing SAS and Too Bold to Die. His most recent book is The Smack Track (2017). He lives in Balmain with his journalist wife Verona Burgess.

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