Wishing to enlist in his father’s First World War battalion, Dakeyne was told he could not serve overseas until he was 19 years old; no such restriction applied to the RAAF.
In the last three decades the Royal Australian Navy has moved from naming its ships and boats after Australian cities and towns and used them to honour its members who were naval heroes.
This is the third volume in a series of official histories of the RAAF.
Tom Lewis has painstakingly documented three outstanding acts of heroism by members of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) during the Second World War.
ANGAU – the Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit, or ‘Angow’ as it was commonly referred to, was the largest and most diverse Australian Military Force unit in World War Two.
This little known story grabbed David Dufty’s attention from the moment he discovered Mrs Mac aka Florence Violet McKenzie (nee Wallace) during his research for an earlier book The Secret Code Breakers of Central Bureau.
Where Soldiers Lie is not a guidebook to Commonwealth War Graves where our soldiers are buried and commemorated.
The author Catherine Bond is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, UNSW Sydney.