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by Andy Pirie
2/5 Commando Trust  1996
526 pages
photos, bibliography
ISBN: 0646153676
Cover Price: ?
Language: English

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Commando - Double Black
An Historical Narrative of the 2/5th Australian Independent Company, Later the 2/5th Cavalry Commando Squadron, 1942-1945

Table of Contents:
History of Independent Companies
1. Joining the AIF
2. Volunteers Gather from other States
Preface and Acknowledgements
Honour Roll: Killed in Action
Honour Roll: Wounded in Action
Decorations and Awards
History of Independent Companies
1. Joining the AIF
2. Volunteers Gather from other States
3. Guerilla Warfare School, Foster
4. Formation of the 2/5th Independent Coy
5. The Fifth Leave for the War Zone
6. The War Becomes Real
7. The Days that Made History
8. The Fifth Fly to Win
9. Bulolo
10. Watut Valley
11. Trek to the Markham Valley
12. The Raid on Salamaua
13. The Raid on Heath's Plantation
14. Aftermath of the Raid on Heath's
15. Bombing of Wau
16. Japanese Attack Mubo
17. Withdrawal from Mubo
18. Burning of Wau and Bulldog Derby
19. Reported Missing in Action
20. Re-Establishment at Blake's and Skindewai
21. Our First Raid on Mubo
22. Markham Force, Until Christmas 1942
23. Skindewai and Observations of Mubo
24. Missing Patrol Recuperates at Port Morseby and Returns to Unit
25. Our Second Rain on Mubo
26. Battle of Wau and Wandumi
27. Wau Hospital during Battle
28. Marhkam 1943
29. Reconnaissance Patrol, Wampit to Mapos
30. Recuperation at Edie Creek
31. The Fifth Return to Markham Before Going Home
32. Home to Australia and Leave
33. Canungra Capers
34. Re-Forming on Atherton Tablelands
35. Court Martial of Regimental Guard
36. Unit's Sporting Activity
37. Training for the Next Campaign
38. Embarkation for Borneo
39. Invasion of Balikpapan, Borneo
40. Advance Inland from Beach at Balikpapan
41. Advance to Milford Highway
42. Japanese Make a Stand
43. Cesstion of Hostilities
44. 2/5th Cav Commando Squadron - Disband - and Return Home
Photos of Officers and Men

Review by Justin Taylan  

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