Double Diamonds: Australian Commandos in the Pacific War, 1941-45

Karl James SHOP:9781742234922

During the Second World War, in the mountains and jungles of Timor, Bougainville and New Guinea, Australian commando units fought arduous campaigns against the Japanese. The story of these elite independent companies and commando squadrons, whose soldiers wore the distinctive double-diamond insignia, is told here for the first time.

Through 130 powerful images from the Australian War Memorial’s unparalleled collection – some never published before – Double diamonds captures the operational history of these units and the personal stories of the men who served in them, many of whom lost their lives or the friends who trained and fought alongside them.

Soft cover, photographs, 232 pages.

Related Items

  1. Australia's Dambusters

    The men and the missions of 617 RAF Squadron. It is now 70 years since the Dams Raid and most of the men involved have left us but Colin Burgess has ...

  2. 44 days: 75 Squadron and the fight for Australia

    The epic World War II story of the heroes of Australia's 75 Squadron - and the 44 days when these brave and barely trained pilots fought alone against...

  3. Light Horse: A History of Australia's Mounted Arm

    The mounted soldier is one of the most evocative symbols in Australian military history. Light horse regiments, particularly those that served in Sout...