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The Resource Secret & special : the untold story of Z Special Unit in the Second World War, Will Davies

Secret & special : the untold story of Z Special Unit in the Second World War, Will Davies

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Secret & special : the untold story of Z Special Unit in the Second World War
Title
Secret & special
Title remainder
the untold story of Z Special Unit in the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
Will Davies
Title variation
Secret and special
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Soon after the declaration of war on Japan, a secret military reconnaissance unit was established, based on the British Special Operations Executive (known as SOE) and called the Interallied Services Department. The unit was tasked with the role to 'obtain and report information of the enemy ... weaken the enemy by sabotage and destruction of morale and to lend aid and assistance to local efforts to the same end in enemy occupied territories.' In 1943 it became known under the cover name Special Reconnaissance Department (SRD) and included some British officers who had escaped from Singapore. After arriving in Australia, they assembled in Melbourne, forming the nucleus of ISD and together with some Australians established what became the Z Special Unit. During the course of the war, Z Special Unit carried out 81 covert operations in the Southwest Pacific theatre. While the unit was disbanded after the end of the war, many of its techniques would be modified and used by Australian Special Forces to this day
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Davies, Will
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Australia
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Special forces (Military science)
Target audience
adult
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Secret & special : the untold story of Z Special Unit in the Second World War, Will Davies
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • Foreword by Major General Paul Kenny, DSC, DSM
  • "The untold story of Z Special Unit in the Second World War" -- Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rda content
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 378 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143784982
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Secret & special : the untold story of Z Special Unit in the Second World War, Will Davies
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • Foreword by Major General Paul Kenny, DSC, DSM
  • "The untold story of Z Special Unit in the Second World War" -- Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rda content
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 378 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143784982
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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