This is the true story of Ernest William Kiernan of the 2/23rd Infantry Battalion, a Rat of Tobruk. It was one of courage and amazing strength as he fought, was shot and captured by the enemy and then interred in the worst place. However, as is the Aussie way, he escaped and returned home. He carried a gold ring for the entire time he was away, given to him before he left by his beloved Dorothy. That Ring never left his side. "He went to war with nothing, but his courage and a ring"