‘’An officer needed height to determine the course of the battle in the flat desert. It also made one vulnerable to sniper fire. I don’t think anyone was hit, but you could hear the bloody bullets pinging around you.’’
Charles Upham was the only combat soldier to win the VC twice. So Tom Scott has written a biography on him and is bringing this piece of New Zealand's World War Two history to Oamaru with a talk at the Brydone's Lindis/Moeraki room on November 3rd with a cash bar opening at 7pm. Tickets are only $10 and available from Rotary or Paper Plus so either grab your closest Rotarian to get yours, or message us here on our contact page and we can help.
Riveting extract from the book here: