Double Diamonds: Australian Commandos in the Pacific War, 1941-45

Great book by Karl James about an interesting topic I did not know much about. I’d say about 40-50% of the book are photos, nice layout and some cool info, though it does not go into super great detail. One thing missing in my opinion is a section dedicated to original Uniforms and equipment, still highly recommended if you are interested in the Pacific War and looking for something different (and it’s a great inspiration for reenactment projects 😉 )

From the publisher: “During the Second World War, in the mountains and jungles of Timor, Bougainville and New Guinea, Australian commando units fought arduous campaigns against the Japanese.

The story of these elite independent companies and commando squadrons, whose soldiers wore the distinctive double-diamond insignia, is told here for the first time.

Through 130 powerful images from the Australian War Memorial’s unparalleled collection – some never published before – Double Diamonds captures the operational history of these units and the personal stories of the men who served in them, many of whom lost their lives or the friends who trained and fought alongside them.”

Double Diamonds: Australian Commandos in the Pacific War, 1941-45, 232 pages, softcover, ISBN: 9781742234922

~ by m1pencil on March 29, 2017.

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