Brisbane 1942. And a secret battle. A battle that the Australian and American governments hushed up. Concealed. Censored.
In 1942, over two days, Australian and American servicemen fought against each other, rioting in the streets of Brisbane, in an incident that became known as the Battle of Brisbane. Nine-year-old Roddy is a newspaper boy in the city. When Roddy becomes caught up in the Battle of Brisbane, and helps an injured American serviceman, he never expects that the battle will become covered up, a wartime secret, never to be reported in the newspapers he sells. Or that his life will be changed forever – all the way to the USA.