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Bill the Bastard

Bill the Bastard

The Story of Australia's Greatest War Horse

by Roland Perry
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Publication Date: 01/06/2013

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There was no other horse like Bill the Bastard.

Bill was massive. He had power, intelligence and unmatched courage. In performance and character he stood above all the other 200 000 Australian horses sent to the Middle East in the Great War. But as war horses go he had one serious problem. No one could ride him but one man ? Major Michael Shanahan. Some even thought Bill took a sneering pleasure in watching would-be riders hit the dust.

Bill the Bastard is the remarkable tale of a bond between a determined trooper and his stoic but cantankerous mount. They fought together. They depended on each other for their survival. And when the chips were down, Bill's heroic efforts and exceptional instincts in battle saved the lives of Shanahan and four of his men.

By September 1918, 'Bill the Bastard' was known by the entire Light Horse force, who used his name not as an insult, but as a term of endearment. Bill had become a legend, a symbol of the courage and unbreakable will of the Anzac mounted force. There was no other horse like Bill the Bastard.

"Perry's work must be rated the first great read about the victories of the Australian cavalry in Arabia." - Paul Ham

ISBN:
9781743168738
9781743168738
Category:
True war & combat stories
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
01-06-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bolinda Publishing
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
6
Dimensions (mm):
134x146x28mm
Weight:
0.17kg
Roland Perry

Roland Perry is one of Australia's most prolific and versatile authors. He has published 34 books: from biographies to books on politics, espionage, military history, royalty and sport, and including five novels. His sports books include biographies of Sir Donald Bradman, Steve Waugh, Keith Miller and Shane Warne.

His awards include the Fellowship of Australian Writers National Literary Award for non-fiction in 2004 for Monash: The Outsider Who Won a War, and Cricket Biography of the Year in 2006 from the UK Cricket Society for Miller's Luck: The Life and Loves of Keith Miller, Australia's Greatest All-rounder.

In 2011 Roland Perry was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia, for services to literature, and was made a Fellow of Monash University. In 2012 he became Monash University's first Writer-in-Residence, lecturing PhD students on writing and Australian history.

In 2016 ABC Books published Céleste, the biography of the courtesan, countess and author Celeste de Chabrillan, and in 2018 ANZAC Sniper, the biography of Lieutenant General Sir Stanley Savige.

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