Navy divers

Gregor Salmon

The incredible story of the Australian Navy's elite unit.

The story of Australian clearance divers goes back to the Second World War, when Hitler's secret weapon - the magnetic mine - had Britain on her knees. Four extraordinary Aussies were among the brave naval volunteers who tackled Nazi mines on land and under water. The men who followed their path share the same brand of courage. From the rivers of Vietnam to the deserts of Afghanistan, Navy divers have excelled under the most dire pressure, yet we know very little of their heroic deeds. In cold, murky water, working by touch alone, they can defuse a mine powerful enough to sink a battleship. Under the burning Afghan sun, they can dismantle a Taliban roadside bomb. This is the incredible story of the Royal Australian Navy clearance divers.

Soft cover, photographs, 292 pages.