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MEN WHO CAME OUT OF THE GROUND, THE : A Gripping Account of Australia's First Commando Campaign, TIMOR 1942

Paul Cleary
Hachette
2010
ISBN: 9780733623189
Pages: 382
Format: Softcover
Quantity in stock: 1

Condition: Very Good

Price: $20.00 (inc GST)

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The gripping story of a small force of Australian Special Forces commandos that launched relentless hit and run raids on far superior Japanese forces in East Timor for most of 1942. These Australians were the men of the 2/2nd Australian Independent Company - a special commando unit. Initially stranded without radio contact to Australia, the Japanese declared these beared warriors outlaws and warned they would be executed immediately if captured. The Australians drawn mainly from the bush, were chosen for their ability to operate independently and survive in hostile territory. As film-maker Damien Parer said after visiting in Timor in late 1942, these men are writing an epic of guerrilla warfare . Expertly researched by Paul Cleary, who is fluent in Tetum, the main language of the indigenous group of East Timor, it contains black and white photos pp. 382 illusts #0819R/0919 (Gift inscription on half-title)

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