Adelaide, [The Author], 1971.
Octavo, [xxiv], 309 pages with 13 maps plus 30 pages of plates.
Black-decorated green cloth; ownership signature and small 'Army Museum of SA Archives' inkstamp and six-digit reference number on the front flyleaf; an excellent copy with the dustwrapper (plain white paper with green lettering, faded to blue on the spine) chipped at the ends of the spine, with the rear panel chipped, marked and torn, with slight surface loss.
A variant dustwrapper was also issued: it is a red and green pictorial dustwrapper, with illustrations front and rear, and text on both flaps. This includes the following: 'Funds accrued from the sales of this book will be donated to Legacy.... Here, again, we gratefully acknowledge the splendid contribution that has been made by Mr Bert Bache (2/2nd) in designing and giving this impressive Dust Jacket'. The text on the rear flap ends with an errata [sic]: 'Refer page 211, para 2: "Loves" should read "Lives'''). The author was chaplain to a succession of eight commando squadrons during the Second World War.