Paul Cleary is an Australian journalist and the author of five books. Shortly after East Timor gained independence, he served as an adviser to the first prime minister and developed a strong interest in the country's history. To research this book he travelled extensively around East Timor during two field trips and interviewed the last-surviving veterans in every Australian state.
Paul Cleary has brought to life one of the great success stories of World War II. - DAILY TELEGRAPH breathtaking in its scope and riveting in its research. - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD A cracker of a read - THE AGE A throat-gripping, blow-by-blow account of the skirmishes of hand-picked elite fighting impossible odds what happened, the victories, the stuff-ups and official cover-ups. - WEST AUSTRALIAN