Men Who Came Out of the Ground

A$17.00
In Stack Availability: In stock
SKU
9780733636608

Quick Overview

A gripping account of Australia's first commando campaign - Timor 1942

'Breathtaking in its scope and riveting in its research.' SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

It was early 1942, Australia was in dire straits. The seemingly all-conquering Japanese military forces had rolled over south-east Asia. Singapore had Fallen. Only a few hundred men remained in Timor. These soldiers, the 2/2 Australian Independent Company - Sparrow Force - were all that stood between Japanese forces and Papua New Guinea. A Special Forces unit set up to fight a different kind of war, many were bushmen and crack shots, and all were trained to fight behind enemy lines. Mobilising the support of the locals, they adapted their bush skills to become the masters of this new kind of commando warfare. Always greatly outnumbered but relentless in their harassing campaign of skirmishes and ambushes, Sparrow Force tied down thousands of Japanese in a fierce guerrilla war - not just matching them but beating them.

The Timor campaign became a defining moment Australia's military history. Expertly researched by Paul Cleary.

More Information
SKU 9780733636608
Write Your Own Review
Only registered users can write reviews. Please Sign in or create an account

FREE SHIPPING

On orders of $100.00 and over, for delivery within Australia. Free Shipping on folded paper maps. Flat rate shipping on most books @ $9.50 up to order value of $99.99

GIFT VOUCHERS

Email us to arrange a Gift voucher for hard to buy for friends or family. Just specify any amount you would like the Voucher for.

BOOK OF THE MONTH

native trees

Native Trees and Shrubs - Click here

CUSTOMER CARE

03 5391 1466
© 2018 Westprint Heritage Maps. All Rights Reserved.