Plodding through mud up to the knees for days on end with a 25lb pack plus weapons and ammunition made me curse the war in uncertain terms. Then one day I heard a soldier behind me praying, 'Dear God, help me pick up me feet, I'll put the bastards down'. Captain Glenn Davidson, New Guinea, WWII A collection of stories that are entertaining, emotional and humorous, Soldiers' Tales is a wonderful tribute to the Aussie Digger. From World War One to the modern day conflict, Australian soldiers share their stories and anecdotes usually saved for Anzac Day or a catch-up with mates over a cup of tea or an icy cold beer. In their own words they provide a fascinating glimpse of the many funny and touching moments that our Diggers often hold tight to their chest. The collection of stories featured in Soldiers' Tales vividly provide a taste of what a soldier's life is like in both war and peace. From the pyramids of Egypt where a pint-sized Captain used lateral thinking to gain respect; Anzac day on the porch with Banjo; playing golf in Baghdad or a scorpion in the pants in Vietnam; their stories showcase the sense of humour and the importance of mateship to the Aussie digger. Soldiers' Tales is a collection of yarns to warm the heart and bring a smile to your face or a tear to the eye. A wonderful collection of stories that will delight readers of all ages and linger on well after the book has been put aside.