(NX13015) Lieutenant Robin Sydney McKay,'M' Special Unit, interviewed by Daniel Connell for The Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the War of 1939-45.

Place Middle East: French Mandate for Syria and Lebanon, Lebanon, Beirut Tripoli Area, Beirut
Accession Number S00712
Collection type Sound
Measurement 1 hr 42 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; TDK D60; two track mono
Maker McKay, Robin Sydney
Connell, Daniel
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Alstonville
Date made 29 July 1989
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Status to be assessed

Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to The Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the war of 1939-45
Description

McKay discusses Melbourne; Burns Philp; 6th Division Cavalry Regiment; Greece; Tobruk; Merdjayoun; French Foreign Legion; French Air force; De Gaulle; Gurkhas; New Guinea; Gordon Bennett; USS West Point; Port Tewfik; billeting in Tanunda; Daly River; ANGAU; ‘M’ Special; Lake Yimas: Japanese in canoes; crocodiles fighting over bodies; Maramuni River; Mount Hagen; Eating salt; Nadzab; Far Eastern Liaison Office; Allied Intelligence Bureau; 'Z' Special or Services Reconnaissance Department; Wewak; Training in Beaudesert; coast-watchers; Tobacco; Reading materials, novels; storepedoes; Cardon Seton; Drinking medical alcohol; crossword puzzles; Mokolkols; cyanide tablets; Seventh Day Adventists; The Black Watch; correspondence with home; midnight marriage.