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The Long Patrol : Australia and East Timor's Wars
Author: Richard Plunkett

ISBN: 9781742030159
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1 March 2008
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 14.0 x 1.6
Black dog books' award-winning history series The Drum uses first-person accounts and non-fiction to bring history roaring to life.

Australia's involvement with East Timor began in the second world war when many Australian soldiers would have died without the aid of the East Timorese.

Since that time, East Timor has been left on its own to fight a bloody battle for freedom for Indonesia. An election in 1999 saw the massacre of thousands of East Timorese televised into our loungerooms. How could this be allowed to happen? What was it that the East Timorese were prepared to die for? And what was Australia's part in it?

About The Author

Richard Plunkett grew up on a farm in central Victoria. He started work as a cadet journalist at 'The Age', and was later one of the founding journalists on 'The Big Issue' magazine. He wrote travel guides for Lonely Planet Publications for 10 years, covering destinations such as India, Turkey and Sri Lanka. His favourite destination is Istanbul, and his least favourite is Narayanga...

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