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by Edward Andrusko

  • ISBN: 0975312502
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  • Author: Edward Andrusko
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: n/a (2003)
  • Pages: 209 pages
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  • Rating: 4.5
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I recommend his book, Love and War, for an accurate and well written depiction of the war without too much messy detail.

I recommend his book, Love and War, for an accurate and well written depiction of the war without too much messy detail.

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Love and War under the Southern Cross by Edward Andrusko. Andrusko’s wartime journey begins as garrison duty on Samoa and related islands. There was no combat but it was all new to me and Andrusko has an enjoyable time engaging with the natives. He writes in some detail on the things he learned and even includes some drawings that he made. This mission meant that his regiment was not with the rest of the 1st Marine Division at the outset of the Guadalcanal campaign but they arrive in time to participate in most of the major battles.

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Beneath the Southern Cross. Radio Show profiling underexposed Australian acts. An Arrow book The Australian People and The Great War, Michael McKernan, William Collins Pt. . The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914–1918, Volume 1, C. E. W. Bean, Angus & Robertson, 1921. The House of Wunderlich, Susan Bures, Kangaroo Press, 1978. Shopkeepers and Shoppers, Frances Pollon, The Retail Traders’ Association of NSW, 1989. For Love or Money, Megan McMurchy, Penguin Books Australia, 1983. Surry Hills, The City’s Backyard, Christopher Keating, Hale & Iremonger Pty Ltd, 1991. Kings Cross Album, Elizabeth Butel & Tom Thompson, Atrand Pty Ltd, 1984.

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Print and download in PDF or MIDI Beneath the Cross. Music by Adapted from Edward E. Nickerson, Highway Hymns (Boston, Massachusetts, 1886), number 2. Lyrics by George P. R. Ewens, in the Salvation Army’s War Cry, June 16, 1881. Flag as Inappropriate . - The song "No Other Love" has the same melody as "Beneath the Southern Cross". National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, .

This is the chronicle of a young man's journey into manhood in the South Pacific Islands and Australia during World War II.
Reviews about Love and War Beneath the Southern Cross (4):
Tehn
Andrusko joined the Marines at 17. After training he was assigned to Item Company 7th Marines and fought with that unit on Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester and Peleliu. He was a scout and was wounded several times in action. This memoir also has quite a bit on the famous Melbourne leave, as well as postings in various South Pacific islands.

Andrusko's wartime journey begins as garrison duty on Samoa and related islands. There was no combat but it was all new to me and Andrusko has an enjoyable time engaging with the natives. He writes in some detail on the things he learned and even includes some drawings that he made. This mission meant that his regiment was not with the rest of the 1st Marine Division at the outset of the Guadalcanal campaign but they arrive in time to participate in most of the major battles. The author then throws himself into leave in Melbourne before further combat on Cape Gloucester and Peleliu.

While he was present at some epic battles Andrusko does not write in great detail of all he sees. Guadalcanal is mainly patrols for him, the big fights seem to happen to neighbouring units. But he shares the risks from bombing and shelling and conveys a clear sense of those desperate days. This includes lack of food and Malaria. He is lucky to live through it all. Cape Gloucester is a jungle hell and he is very lucky to get through that too. His most compelling combat is experienced on Peleliu. Again, a lot is skimmed over but what he does write on is interesting. Incredibly, following a wound sufficient to get him sent home, he returns voluntarily to his company for several more weeks of fighting. A remarkable experience is encountering African-Americans Marines assigned to shore duties who insist on helping his severely depleted company in the front line.

Andrusko is a personable man and an observant, sound writer. He has an eye for interesting asides and remembers a lot of detail of high-jinks on leave in Melbourne (He spends some time as an MP too, so he gives both perspectives.) It would have been great if he had gone into this level of detail for all his combat experiences but there is enough there to give the flavor of those bitter battles. This is not a searing memoir by any means but it is a solid effort which would be suitable for younger readers or for those who don't want too many explicit details.
MisTereO
Ed "Eddie Lee" Andrusko communicates his experiences as a Marine in World War II - from the beginning of the war through his island-hopping in the Pacific, intense combat on Guadalcanal and Peleliu, to life and love in Australia and, several years later, back home to New Jersey. He does so with a level of detail and artfulness that makes one feel that they are in a Time Machine with Eddie and experiencing it right along with him.

There is information in his book that was new to me - things that you would not know unless you heard it from someone who was actually there. The sojourn in Austraila and some of the antics that Ed was involved in are charming. The descriptions of combat are chilling without being gratutious. It is a very different and absorbing book about life, love and war during that time.

I was amazed that any one person could make it through the trails and tribulations that he did without being killed or incapacitated for life. Although he received three Purple Hearts, he is still with us today, walking with a cane, but otherwise in good shape. When you talk with him, you cannot help but be awed that you are in the presence of someone who was a participant and a witness to such a critital part of world history so long ago.

I salute Ed Andrusko and thank him and all the brave men and women of the "Greatest Generation" (my father's generation) for putting their lives on the line to save our country.

God bless you and Semper Fidelis, Eddie Lee!

TCH
U.S. Marines
Vietnam - 1966-67
Anasius
I knew Ed Andrusko at the National Bureau of Standards where he worked for 28 years. Ed Andrusko passed away in Boulder Co Oct 27, 2013 at the age of 89.. He was a person of great character, never smoked, and never swore as were/are 5 WWII vets I have been privileged to know. In contrast to the others that I have known, Ed was always willing to talk about his experiences in general, although come to think of it he didn't like to discuss the graphic details. Maybe writing the book and articles was his way of coming to grips with messy parts of the 33 months in combat during World War Two and included the Guadalcanal, New Britain, and Peleliu Campaigns. I recommend his book, Love and War, for an accurate and well written depiction of the war without too much messy detail. Somehow he even saw some humor in his experiences (years after the fact) even when he woke up with a toe tag on.
Memuro
It was like being there, through the dangers and the courage, to the romance and slapstick. "Eddie-lee" saw and did it all

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