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Reg Saunders : An Indigenous War Hero
Author: Hugh Dolan

ISBN: 9781742234243
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 56
Published: 1 April 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 18.0 x 0.5
The little-known story of Reg Saunders, the first Indigenous Australian to become an officer in the Army, retold in action-packed graphic format. Reg Saunders MBE (1920-90) not only survived the World War II battlefields in the Middle East, North Africa, Greece, Crete and New Guinea, but excelled as a military leader.

He was recommended for officer training and, in 1944, returned to New Guinea as a platoon commander - the first Aboriginal Australian to serve as a commissioned officer. What happened during the war to transform a determined young man from country Victoria into a war hero - one who would go on to serve with distinction in the Korean War, and become a pioneering figure for Indigenous rights?

About the Author

Hugh Dolan is a former intelligence officer with the Royal Australian Air Force. He is the author of 36 Days: The Untold Story Behind the Gallipoli Landings (2010), presenter of the documentary Gallipoli From Above and general military historian-at-large.

Adrian Threlfall is a lecturer in history at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia and a ...

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