|PIC1|Harry Henkel's story of that specific event is to be the subject of Mark Tronson's next book on Harry Henkel's war experiences as a boy parachutist when only 16 years of age.
"Anzac Day for Harry Henkel is 'quiet space' in which he reflects privately," Mark Tronson noted. Mark's first book on Harry Henkel titled, 'Boy Parachutist 1943-45' was published last year as an e-book, recounting Harry Henkel's mesmerizing Wehrmacht story.
Harry Henkel saw action in North Africa (behind the lines), Sicily (Catania paratroop drop), Monte Casino (defending the mountain top) and the Russian Front (final defense and escape).
Harry was wounded twice, hospitalised and escaped death by the SS. As his mother was English, his fluency enabled him to become a US Army translator at Nuremburg before migrating to Australia in 1952.
'Boy Parachutist 1943-45' is available at
"Recently when Harry Henkel was hospitalised for a minor operation, the nursing staff read his astonishing story and he was granted 'legend status' much to his bewilderment," Mark Tronson contended.