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Afghan Sun
Author Stuart Yeaman
Country Australia
Language English
Subject Australian armed forces, Afghanistan military relations
Genre History
Published 2013
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 370
ISBN 9781922109910

Category:Military of Australia


Afghan Sun is a book by former ADF Colonel, Stuart Yeaman [1] [2] . The book provides an account of his experiences commanding a reconstruction task force in the Uruzgan province of Afghanistan in 2008. [3] It describes the ADF’s efforts to aid the local government and the construction of facilities for health and education. [4]. The book was published in Australia in 2013.

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Defence, Diplomacy, Development and the Taliban.

When the US were looking at answers to solve the problems in Afghanistan they were drawn to the success of the Royal Dutch Armed forces in the rugged province of Uruzgan, the Dutch credited the success in that province to their approach of diplomacy, development and defence. They neglected to mention their Australian allies. Now can be revealed for the first time the Australian unit that was behind the Dutch success and the story of modern Australian soldiers in a harsh, uncompromising war. Afghan Sun is a compelling account of modern Australian soldiers living and fighting during the Summer Fighting Season of 2008 in Uruzgan province. Opening the door on Australia’s involvement in Afghanistan, we are able to glimpse for the first time how the war has been managed and conducted from the perspective of one of the commanders on the ground.

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Voices from the past
Author Neil Raymond Bradford
Country Australia
Language English
Subject Colonial Queensland history
Genre History
Published 02 December 2013
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 416
ISBN 9781925046229

Voices from the past is a historic book by Neil Raymond Bradford. [5]. The book describes the history of Queensland law enforcement from the 1800’s to the present. It describes violent conflicts between the indigenous Australians and early settlers during that period such as the Cullin La Ringo and Hornet Bank massacre and includes the author’s own experiences as a police officer for 31 years. Another noteworthy topic is the detailed accounts of the Native Mounted Police and their efforts to deal with unlawful Aborigines and bushrangers. The book was published in Australia in 2 December 2013.

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A Cavalcade of Queenslands Crimes and Criminals
Author Jarvis Finger
Country Australia
Language English
Subject Queensland Crime
Genre Criminal History
Published November 2013
Publisher Boolarong Press
Media type Book
ISBN 9781922109057

A Cavalcade of Queensland’s Crimes and Criminals is a historical book by Jarvis Finge[6]. The book describes famous crimes in the Queensland region from 1859 to 1920 in chronological order. Crimes vary from murder, robbery, riot, arson, conspiracy, forgery to even cattle duffing and bushranging.


Flying into the Mouth of Hell
Author Laurie Woods
Country Australia
Language English
Subject Royal Australian Air Force, flying squadrons
Genre History
Published 2003
Media type Print (paperback)
ISBN 0646332678

Flying into the Mouth of Hell is a historical biographical recount of author, Laurie Woods DFC, who served in the 460 Squadron of the RAAF[7][8]. The book describes his tour of operations as an aircrew bomb aimer during World War 2 and recounts the heavy losses taken by the 460 Squadron. The book was published in Australia in 2003.

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The story of Royal Australian Air Force service culminating in a tour of operations against the enemy, whilst an aircrew member on the Australian Lancaster 460 squadron immediately following the invasion of Europe by the allied forces. Dedicated to the aircrew of Bomber Command, and to all those who did not return.

Reception[edit]

Good reads has rated the book 2.5 stars with mixed reviews. Readers commented on the interesting account but criticized the editing of the book[9].

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