A vast jungle-covered island lying on the equator was the scene of some of Australia's most successful operations. During 1945, Australian forces totaling some 75,000 men, along with several dozen women of the nursing and medical women's services, were committed to taking part in or supporting the amphibious landings in Borneo. However, for Australia, the longest and most tragic connection with Borneo begins not in 1945 but in 1942, a story that was to end in the long-drawn-out agony of Sandakan.
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs 'Australians in the Pacific War' series follows the events of several Pacific War campaigns throughout 1940-1945, covering details with clear insight and imagery easily understandable for all audiences.
Soft cover, 73 pages.