Roy Kyle started writing his remarkable story at the age of 89 and almost completed his story before he died. Bryce Courtenay was asked to edit Roy’s work with a view to it being published. Roy was a typical Anzac, fiercely patriotic and prepared to give his life for King and Country. He couldn’t wait to ‘have a go’ and enlisted at 17. He then found himself in a trench at Lone Pine on his 18th birthday. He was one of the last to leave Gallipolli, then serving in Egypt and later at the Somme. There are literally hundreds of books written by high-ranking officers, historians and military experts on the part played by the Anzacs in the Dardennelles Campaign – but very few by the ordinary soldier.