The Resource Absent without leave : the private war of Private Stanley Livingston, Paul Livingston

Absent without leave : the private war of Private Stanley Livingston, Paul Livingston

Label
Absent without leave : the private war of Private Stanley Livingston
Title
Absent without leave
Title remainder
the private war of Private Stanley Livingston
Statement of responsibility
Paul Livingston
Title variation
Private war of Private Stanley Livingston
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A touching, surprising, controversial and original family memoir, from the unique mind of well-known comedy figure Paul Livingston - aka Flacco. This book follows three wide-eyed twenty-one-year olds from their enlistment at the Sydney showground in 1940 to disembarking in the Middle East before being plunged into jungle warfare in the Asia Pacific. Private Stanley Livingston and his two best mates, Roy Lonsdale and Gordon Oxman, would by the end of the war be brothers-in-law as well as brothers in arms as Stanley would marry Roy's sister Evelyn, while Gordon would marry Lily Livingston, Stanley's younger sister. Over the course of the war, these three young men would be court-martialled four times for abandoning their training units. They were not cowards, running from responsibility, rather they were deeply committed family men who ran to the service of their families. This was a more common occurrence than has ever really been reported before. Stanley's mother died just prior to the outbreak of WW2, and while in the midst of battle in the Middle East, Stanley received word of the sudden death of his father. Once back in Sydney, Pte Stanley Livingston skipped training camp to be with his younger sister Lily, who was deeply traumatised by the loss and had suffered a mental breakdown. After almost six months AWL, Stanley surrendered just in time to embark with his battalion to Milne Bay in New Guinea, where he was court-martialled in the field and pleaded guilty to all charges
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Livingston, Paul
Dewey number
940.540994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Livingston, Paul
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Comedians
  • Absence without leave
Target audience
adult
Label
Absent without leave : the private war of Private Stanley Livingston, Paul Livingston
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
308 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743315828
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports., facsims.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 18262959
  • 18262959
Label
Absent without leave : the private war of Private Stanley Livingston, Paul Livingston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
308 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743315828
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports., facsims.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 18262959
  • 18262959

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