The Purple Devils: A History of the 2/6 Australian Commando Squadron in WW2

 
9780646071251: The Purple Devils: A History of the 2/6 Australian Commando Squadron in WW2

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Trigellis-Smith, S.
Published by Australian Military History Publications, Loftus, NSW, Australia (2008)
ISBN 10: 0646071254 ISBN 13: 9780646071251
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Book Description Australian Military History Publications, Loftus, NSW, Australia, 2008. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. Reprint. Illustrated laminated boards. 305 pages with b/w illustrations. Includes nominal roll. The unit was raised in May 1942 and served in New Guinea and Borneo. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 013623

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TRIGELLIS - SMITH, S.
Published by 2/6 Commando Squadron Association Melbourne 1992 First Edition (1992)
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Book Description 2/6 Commando Squadron Association Melbourne 1992 First Edition, 1992. Dust Jacket As New (Now Protected) 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Hard Cover Fine Purple cloth-textured papered boards, white title to front cover, silver titles to spine, purple eps, frontis photograph of Major Harcourt, pp i-xviii, 1- 305 incl indices, illustrated by numerous b&w photographs and 12 maps, covers bottom cover edges lightly rubbed, title page inscribed: "Bill Douglass I hope you enjoy it - and thanks for all your help with our mutual collections. Regards Syd Trigellis Smith". Bookseller Inventory # 004629

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Trigellis - Smith, Syd
Published by 2/6 Commando Squadron Association, Melbourne Australia (1992)
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Book Description 2/6 Commando Squadron Association, Melbourne Australia, 1992. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 305 pages, b/w photos, maps, index, servicemen's listings. Raised in May 1942, 2/6 Independent Company trained at the Guerilla Warfare School on Wilson's Promontory, Victoria, Allotted the distinctive Double Diamond colour patch of all Independent Companies, its unit colour was purple, hence the title "The Purple Devils". As well as being a highly efficient fighting unit, the men were experts in long-range patrolling and reconnaissance and spent much of their time in small groups operating in territory effectively under enemy control. These Commandos served through four major Pacific campaigns between 1942-1945, including Buna, Markham-Ramu Valley and Balikpapan. A very good copy overall of a scarce title in the first edition with some rubbed edgewear to the cloth covers and some shelfwear and slight spine fading to the jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 321438

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Trigellis-Smith, S
Published by 2/6 Commando Squadron Association, Melbourne (1992)
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Book Description 2/6 Commando Squadron Association, Melbourne, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition; First Printing. Frontis. Illus. , Maps. Appendix. Biblio. Index. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 305 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 8448

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