Secondhand. Near fine condition. Please see images for more information.
The story of the No. 2 Independent Company (2/2nd Commando Squadron - the Double Reds) covers one of the most dramatic episodes in Australian military history.
Three hundred men, most of them sick with malaria, pitted against a crack 3000 strong Japanese invasion force was poor odds - yet this was the situation in the little-understood battle for Portuguese Timor in February 1942.
A year later the company was thrown into the streaming jungles of New Guinea to fight another battle. Then it was off to New Britain where 50,000 Japanese were trapped on a peninsula south of Rabaul.
This is an action-packed story, filled with the kind of bravery, fortitude, resourcefulness and humour inherent in the Australian military. (book flap)
This copy is signed by one of the original Double Reds - Jack Carey (John William Carey, Service Number - WX12423)
Rare copy sold on commission.