Reg Saunders: an Indigenous war hero

Hugh Dolan and Adrian Threlfall SHOP:9781742234243

Soldier, Leader, Commissioned Army Officer: Meet Captain Reg Saunders, Second World War Hero.

The little-known story of Reg Saunders, the first Indigenous Australian to become an officer in the Army, retold in action-packed graphic format. Reg Saunders MBE (1920–1990) not only survived the Second World War 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 man 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?

 

Soft cover, colour comic/graphic novel, 56 pages.

Related Items

  1. Meet Weary Dunlop

    Sir Edward ‘Weary' Dunlop was an Australian Army surgeon during the Second World War. This is the story of how Weary's bravery and compassion helped...

  2. A smile for Micky

    From the horror of a prison camp on the Thai-Burma railway to a tender act of remembrance in Hobart, A smile for Micky is a true tale of friendship, e...

  3. To brave the seas: a boy at war

    It is 1940, and the Second World War rages. With nothing to keep him at home, fifteen year old Adam Chisholm joins Britain's Merchant Navy and ends up...