Expected late July
Few were as scarred by the horrors of war as one-time Ashes cricketer Tony Dell.
He was 23 when he and Dennis Lillee opened fire against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Two years earlier in Vietnam he saw a bullet blow an enemy soldier’s brains out. He saw another enemy soldier shot in the chest and his whole back explode with the exit wound. It wasn’t until he was in his mid-60s, living in his mother’s garage when he learnt the truth of his own painful self-destruction, his mood swings and marriage breakdown. A diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder emanating from his active service, allowed him to piece together the ruins of his life and find some answers.
This is his story. Compelling, emotional, illuminating.
Greg Milam is a foreign correspondent who has spent 30 years reporting on major news events around the world. He has witnessed first-hand the devastating effect of war, natural disasters and violence and has written extensively about the enormous physical and psychological damage they leave behind. An avid cricket-lover, he started his career compiling village match reports for a local newspaper in his native Hampshire