Service Reconnaissance Department - Volume 1
by Shirley Gleghorn

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"They gave us their Youth,
They gave us their Courage,
They gave us our Freedom"

A social history of the "Z" Special Unit in WWII. Published to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Victory in the Pacific, 2005.

It was widely known through official channels that all secret files were to be destroyed immediately at the end of the war. The SRD volunteers swore an Oath of Silence before they were accepted into their clandestine wartime service to secretly defend Australia from Japanese invasion. The small groups of Z Special Unit operators were under orders from one of the three senior officers who was the only officer that knew the full orders.


To order your copy
of this excellent book

Send $35:00 ($AUD)
(includes postage in Australia)

to Shirley Gleghorn


Shirley Gleghorn
PO Box 4190
NSW 2285

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via Peter Dunn's
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This page first produced 21 February 2006

This page last updated 04 March 2020