Gloria E. Swan
Henry has big plans, to play test cricket for Australia, and to do his bit in putting an end to World War Two. Leaving his matchmaking mother and his hometown of Murwillumbah, Henry sets off on the first stage of his mission,to Cowra for basic training. There he meets the girl of his dreams. But the path to true love is not clear, with other suitors competing for Connie's love. Henry's mission of world salvation is turbulent as he is assigned to intelligence duties and faces extreme dangers in the Middle East where the Australian Forces are combating the threat of the German and Italian forces in North Africa. Again and again, Henry must choose between his career and his family. With his life with Connie hanging in the balance, Henry continues with the 2/3rd Pioneer Battalion of the AIF into the Papua New Guinea jungle where he faces the biggest test of his trust and his courage. Inspired by the discovery by the author, Gloria E. Swan, of her father's wartime letters, Henry's Battle gives us a glimpse of the challenges of World War Two that were faced by thousands of Australian families.