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            Navy Divers: The Incredible Story of the Australian Navy's Elite Unit
             

            Navy Divers: The Incredible Story of the Australian Navy's Elite Unit (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Salmon, Gregor

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            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. Welcome to the world of the Royal Australian Navy clearance divers. Bomb and mine disposal is but o...ne of their roles. As covert swimmers they can infiltrate enemy waters. As boarding parties they are on the anti-piracy frontline. As counterterrorist special forces they are on call 24/7. They are simply one of the best diving units in the military world. Their story 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. Their incredible story has remained behind closed doors. Until now ...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. Welcome to the world of the Royal Australian Navy clearance divers. Bomb and mine disposal is but one of their roles. As covert swimmers they can infiltrate enemy waters. As boarding parties they are on the anti-piracy frontline. As counterterrorist special forces they are on call 24/7. They are simply one of the best diving units in the military world. Their story 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
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            ISBN 9781742755823
            Published AU 2 Jul 2012
            Publisher Random House
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            The Mighty Krait

            The Mighty Krait (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McPhedran, Ian

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            The little boat with a big past: the fight to save one of the most important artefacts of Australian military history. Down at the wharves of Sydney's Darling Harbour, an unassuming black timber fishing boat bobs in the water outside the Australian National Maritime Museum. But a...ppearances can be deceiving. MV Krait, as the old trawler is known, played a key role in one of World War II's most audacious and successful commando raids.The Krait is the most successful Australian 'warship' of WWII. In September 1943, thirteen young Z special operatives sailed the small fishing boat from Australia to Japanese-occupied Singapore to make a daring raid that destroyed 40,000 tonnes of enemy shipping. Operation Jaywick rates as one of the greatest Special Forces operations of all time.The Mighty Krait will weave together the story of Operation Jaywick with the new story of the efforts being made to save the vulnerable little vessel and display it as a permanent memorial to Australian Special Forces. The aim would be to publish to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Operation Jaywick raid by 'Z' Special Unit on Singapore Harbour, in September 2018.
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            ISBN 9781460755648
            Published AU 24 Sep 2018
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Warrior Training: The Making of an Australian SAS Soldier
             

            Warrior Training: The Making of an Australian SAS Soldier (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Fennell, Keith

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            What makes a warrior? In this action-packed book, acclaimed SAS soldier Keith Fennell recounts his development as a soldier and as a man, revealing the challenges he overcame in order to perform at the highest level

            ISBN 9781742750149
            Published AU 1 Dec 2010
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            The Men Who Came Out of the Ground: A gripping account of Australia's first commando campaign - Timor 1942
             

            The Men Who Came Out of the Ground: A gripping account of Australia's first commando campaign - Timor 1942 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cleary, Paul

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            The heroics of a small team of Australian Special Forces commandos in Timor who tied down a far superior Japanese force for most of the critical year of 1942

            ISBN 9780733628184
            Published AU 26 Jul 2011
            Publisher Hachette
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            The History of the SAS

            The History of the SAS (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ryan, Chris

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            A history of the SAS from the men on the ground

            ISBN 9781529324655
            Released AU 12 Nov 2019
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            No Front Line
              

            No Front Line (EPUB ebook)

            By Masters, Chris

            Australia's foremost investigative journalist goes deep into the heart of our Special Forces long war in Afghanistan.

            ISBN 9781760638962
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            Language en
            Published AU 25 Oct 2017
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            SAS Shadow Raiders: The Ultra-Secret Mission that Changed the Course of WWII

            SAS Shadow Raiders: The Ultra-Secret Mission that Changed the Course of WWII (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lewis, Damien

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            The incredible story of the radar wars - Britain's most secret battle

            ISBN 9781787475199
            Released AU 29 Oct 2019
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
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            Incredible Navy Divers: On Patrol
              

            Incredible Navy Divers: On Patrol (EPUB ebook)

            By Salmon, Gregor

            In cold, murky water, working by touch alone, they defuse a mine powerful enough to sink a battleship: welcome to the thrilling and dangerous world of the Royal Australian Navy clearance divers. In the thick of the Vietnam War another elite unit of clearance divers went to Vung T...au retrieving weapons and bodies from crashed aircraft. There were booby traps to tame and dodgy ordnance to dispose of. Often coming under fire and in extreme danger, these Australian military heroes worked with the US SEALS on huge clean-up jobs for months. The incredible story of these courageous and higjly skilled men is glimpsed in this exclusive ebook taken from the highly acclaimed book, Navy Divers by Gregor Salmon.
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            ISBN 9780857980809
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            Published AU 1 Mar 2013
            Publisher Penguin
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            Incredible Navy Divers: In Vietnam
              

            Incredible Navy Divers: In Vietnam (EPUB ebook)

            By Salmon, Gregor

            During the Vietnam War, the unique character of the Royal Australian Navy clearance diving branch emerged: there was simply no other military outfit in the world like it. This true-life military story is taken from the highly acclaimed book Navy Divers, and follows the Australian... elite unit's entry into the Vietnam War in 1966. Working in their teams and also working with the US forces elite SEALS team the divers were in the thick of action throughout the Vietnam War. This breathtaking insight into the heroic deeds highlights the skill, daring and incredible pressure endured by one of Australia's most effective operators in the military world. Their incredible story has remained behind closed doors until now...
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            ISBN 9780857980977
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            Published AU 1 Mar 2013
            Publisher Penguin
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            Fighting Blind
              

            Fighting Blind (EPUB ebook)

            By Horsburgh, Shane; Foster, Jason K.

            Fast-paced, gripping and real, a former SWAT team leader and Commando trainer, shares his life story - an intense sometimes humorous account of a remarkable life.

            ISBN 9781742695594
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            Published AU 1 Jul 2012
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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