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The Commando: The life and death of Cameron Baird, VC, MG

The Commando: The life and death of Cameron Baird, VC, MG (Hardback)

By Mckelvey, Ben

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On 22 June 2013, Corporal Cameron Baird was a 2nd Commando Regiment Special Forces soldier when he led his platoon into a known Taliban stronghold to back-up another Australian unit under heavy fire. In the prolonged firefight, Cameron was mortally wounded. In 2014, Cameron's bra...very and courage under fire saw him posthumously awarded the 100th Victoria Cross, our highest award possible for bravery in the presence of the enemy. Cameron Baird died how he lived - at the front, giving it his all, without any indecision. He will forever be remembered by his mates and the soldiers he served with in the 2nd Commando Regiment. THE COMMANDO reveals Cameron's life, from young boy and aspiring AFL player, who only missed out on being drafted because of injury, to exemplary soldier and leader. Cameron's story and that of 4RAR and 2nd Commando personifies the courage and character of the men and women who go to war and will show us the good man we have lost.
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ISBN 9780733636493
Published AU 2 Nov 2017
Publisher Hachette
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780733636493
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Hachette
Imprint Hachette Australia
Published 2 Nov 2017
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mckelvey, Ben
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
True Stories: War / Combat / Elite Forces
True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 171mm
Height: 246mm
Spine: 32mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 638g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade