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Australian War Memorial - AWM058781_

Be cunning, ruthless, and audacious: Australia’s independent companies and commando squadrons in the Pacific war

Dr Karl James, Australian War Memorial
In 1940 the British Army formed commando units to raid, conduct sabotage, and gather information in German-occupied Europe. A small British military mission was sent to Australia, and the first of eight Australian independent companies was raised in 1941.

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