Kill the Major

Kill the Major

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Author: Paul Malone

The true story of the 42 Australian, New Zealand and British guerrillas and their Borneo-warrior allies who fought behind Japanese lines in World War II and forced the surrender of the last Japanese companies, two months after World War II’s official end. Over 1,000 Japanese were killed in the ‘Semut 1’ operation, a casualty rate out of all proportion to the small size and armaments of the force. But rather than revere and praise their leader, after the war, many of the guerrillas recounted their hatred for the British Major, Tom Harrisson.

Paul Malone is an Australian author and journalist with thirty years experience, having worked for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian Financial Review and The Canberra Times, where he was Political Correspondent for five years and wrote a weekly column until late 2017. His two previously published books are: Australian Department Heads Under Howard: Career Paths and Practice; and The Peaceful People: The Penan and their Fight for the Forest.

Format: Large PB
Year published: 2020
Pages: 200
Imprint: SIRD
Product weight: 395g

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