Reg Saunders: An Indigenous War Hero


Publication Date: 1 Apr. 2015
Format: Paperback / softback

ISBN 9781742234243

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    The little-known story of Reg Saunders, the first Indigenous Australian to become an officer in the Army, retold in action-packed graphic Paperback. Reg Saunders MBE (192090) not only survived the World War II battlefields in the Middle East, North Africa, Greece, Crete and New Guinea, but excelled as a military leader. He was recommended for officer training and, in 1944, returned to New Guinea as a platoon commander the first Aboriginal Australian to serve as a commissioned officer. What happened during the war to transform a determined young man from country Victoria into a war hero one who would go on to serve with distinction in the Korean War, and become a pioneering figure for Indigenous rights? Teachers Guide also available.

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