Commando White Diamond Unit History of the 2/8 Australian Commando Squadron

By: Astill, Don

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112pp, numerous photos, maps, lists, action records and personal recollections. Astill's unit history of the 2/8th Commandos describes their formation, life in the Northern Territory and then their war on Bougainville. Astill was one of their officers and in a prime position to record their exploits. Infro from Wikip - The 2/8th Commando Squadron was one of 12 independent companies or commando squadrons raised by the Australian Army during the Second World War. Raised in July 1942 as the 2/8th Independent Company, the 2/8th spent the early years of the war performing garrison duties in the Northern Territory. In July 1944, the 2/8th sailed to Lae, in New Guinea from where they launched a clandestine reconnaissance operation on the island of New Britain. Later, attached to the II Corps, it participated in the Bougainville campaign, during which it was in action continuously for a period of nine months right up until the Japanese surrendered in August 1945. Following the end of hostilities, the 2/8th returned to Australia, and was disbanded at Liverpool, New South Wales in early January 1946. Extremely hard to find book in as new condition.

Title: Commando White Diamond Unit History of the 2/8 Australian Commando Squadron

Author Name: Astill, Don


Edition: 1st

Publisher: Australia, Australian Military History Publications, Australia: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Excellent

Jacket Condition: None issued

Size: 30.5cm

Seller ID: 009345

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