Monthly Archives: February 2015

Forever – Military Historian and Author John Laffin – My Bookshelf Part VIII.

Born in 1922 in Sydney, Australia, with both his parents serving in the Great War and he himself serving for five years in the Second World War, John Laffin was a respected military historian and prolific author, with “nearly 130 books to his name.” Laffin set in motion the founding of the organisation “Families and Friends of the

Chemical Warfare in the South West Pacific Area.

There is no public record of chemical warfare agents being used by either the Australians and Americans or their enemies of the time, the Japanese, in the war in the South West Pacific during World War Two. This is not to say, however, that both sides were not prepared for such an eventuality. After the widespread use of