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Infantryman and Commando – Colonel George Warfe D.S.O., M.C. – Part 1.

Colonel George Warfe was one of the most famous names in the Second A.I.F. during World War Two, at the very least within the Sixth Australian Division where he served most of his six years in uniform. Men who had never met him had heard of his exploits, and the stories of his experiences spread, embellished here and

Death Far from the ‘Front Line.’

It is universally acknowledged that those who go to war risk injury or death as a consequence, however what is often overlooked is that the same life-altering consequences can also occur away from the ‘battle areas’, albeit at a lesser frequency. In a six week period during late 1942, three Australian soldiers lost their lives in South East

The U.S. 162nd Infantry R.C.T. at Nassau Bay – The Wau-Salamaua Campaign Part I.

In the first minutes of the 30th of June, 1943, seventy years ago today, men from the 1st Battalion of the United States’ 162nd Infantry Regimental Combat Team stumbled ashore through heavy surf at a place called Nassau Bay in the then Australian Mandated Territory of New Guinea. Guided in to their objective by a platoon from the