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Reg Saunders : An Indigenous War Hero (Paperback) (Hugh Dolan & Adrian Threlfall)
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The little-known story of Reg Saunders, the first Indigenous Australian to become an officer in the Australian Army, retold in action-packed graphic format. Reg Saunders MBE (1920–1990) 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 soldier 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?
Number of Pages: 55
Genre: Comics + Graphic Novels
Sub-Genre: Armed Forces
Publisher: Univ of New South Wales
Author: Hugh Dolan & Adrian Threlfall
Street Date: April 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-7423
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