Callinan, Sir Bernard

Unit 2nd Independent Company
Accession Number MSS1129
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 folder
Object type Papers
Maker Callinan, Bernard James
Date made 1941-1942
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/016/030
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

Talk presented by Sir Bernard Callinan to the United Services Institute of Victoria in June 1986 about "Independent Company Operations in Timor World War II". Discusses his own and others involvement in the 2/2 Independent Company. Mentions the Japanese invasion, the capture and execution of Australian troops near Dili, radio communications, contact with 2/40th Infantry Battalion in Koepang, the 2/2nd's staging the counter offensive and holding out for ten months. See also MSS0876 draft chapters of Callinan's manuscript about the activities of the independent companies.