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by Lionel Veale
Lionel P. V. Veale  2002
Hardcover
304 pages
photos, illustrations, maps
ISBN: 095773851X

Language: English

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Long Island
Coastwatchers at War in New Guinea... the 2nd Mission

This book is written in the third person by Australian Army Sergeant Lionel Veale assigned to "M" special unit during World War II to the Allied Intelligence Bureau (AIB), C Section of coastwatchers. The narrative written in the third person and details Veale's role on a coastwatcher mission in October 1943 to Long Island off the north coast of New Guinea.

Previously, Veale participated in a coastwatcher mission to the Wewak area that is the subject of his first book: The Wewak Mission Coastwatchers at War in New Guinea (1996). The book begins with Veale in Australia being briefed for his next assignment as one of three coastwatchers, drawing equipment and is flown to New Guinea. For the insertion onto Long Island, the coastwatchers and native police are landed by a U.S. Navy (USN) PT Boat at night then paddle ashore in a rubber raft.

Author Veale has written three other books. His first book, The Wewak Mission Coastwatchers at War in New Guinea (1996), His second book, Long Island Coastwatchers at War in New Guinea... the 2nd Mission (2002). His third book, Then There Were Two. A New Guinea Saga of Life Before and During the War Against the Japanese. His fourth book: The Final Missions Coastwatchers at War in New Guinea (2005).

References
WW2 Nominal Roll - Lionel Percy Vivian Veale, NX41042
Review by Justin Taylan  

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March 8, 2021


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