Coast Watchers at War in New Guinea And Then Veale Book


And Then There Were Two... Another Saga Of Coastwatchers Lionel Veale


And Then There Were Two... Another Saga Of Coastwatchers Lionel Veale




Lionel Veale was a courageous Australian Coastwatcher during World War II. Sergeant Lionel Veale, was born in Armidale NSW. At the outbreak of WW2, he was already serving in the 33rd Battalion Militia. He volunteered for 1st Independent Company, and was accepted. As a Commando, he served as a coastwatcher for six missions in New Guinea between 1942 and 1945. One of these missions is recorded in detail in Lionel's first book, Wewak Mission which he self published in 1996. During the war, he undertook missions with Z Force and M Special Unit.

He was awarded an MID - mentioned in dispatch in 1945 for his outstanding contribution to Allied intelligence during Australia's darkest days.

This book is based on the experiences of the author during his many missions as the commando in New Guinea. The book covers the period of the Japanese invasion of New Guinea. A scarce book to obtain that rings with authenticity of long-lost memories of the struggle for Australia.

Data sheet

Book Condition:
Scuffs to gloss on cover, slight edge wear, otherwise nice book
Outer Cover on Book:
Hard Boards with Dust Jacket
Total Pages:
Publication Date:
2000 1st edition
1st edition
Dimensions in mm :
160 x 250 x 25

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