Australian Z Force & 1st Armoured Division WW2
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Z Force Bio & 1st Armoured Division WW2 Book Lieut R Thomas AK59


Never Ever Volunteer by Lieut. R Thomas AK59 : new book


This military book is a war biography of the Author's experiences during WWII. After time with garrison forces in Tasmania, Thomas joined with the 1st Armoured Division Western Australia where he become a Tank Sergeant. So there is much discussion in the early chapters of the book regarding life and times with a WW2 Australian Tank Force. Types of tanks, capability of the tanks, training methods are covered.
He then volunteers for Z Force operations and enters into the indepth training program - the book has excellent first hand accounts of this training.

At completion of training he is sent to Morotai Island Borneo. Just after arriving in Borneo the war ends and he becomes envolved with 'behind line' mopping up operations of Japanese soldiers. The veteran author gives excellent accounts of these operations which were mainly carried out by Catalina aircraft drop offs with Z Force kayak use. Interesting accounts with high detail - even the method of dividing up the booty (Japanese swords) is provided.

The book ends with a short history of WW2 Z force operations, Jaywick, Krait and Rimau, Reunions and some other Z Force members diary entries of fighting in Borneo.     

Data sheet

Book Condition:
Shelf wear to board edges otherwise near new
Total Pages:
Publication Date:
Scarce book on Z Force
Dimensions in mm :
150 x 210 x 14
Weight in grams:
Cover Type:
Stiff Card Boards Printed Laminate

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