Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 No Ribbons or Medals : The Story of 'Hereward', an Australian Counter Espionage Officer
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'The non-fiction story of one of Australia's first spies and a founder director of the spy agency ASIO.

This is a deeply researched work that has the subject's eldest son discovering things about his father he never knew. Valdemar (Val) Wake travelled to four Australian states and Territories in pursuit of his father's story and even visited the home of the spy agency in Canberra ASIO. Val Wake convinced ASIO to release his father's personal files which have now become a treasure trove for researchers trying to get the dirt on ASIO (almost a cottage industry in Australia.) The story deals in detail with World War Two and Bob Wake's work with the British and Americans. At the start of the Japanese war he was sent on a secret mission to Singapore to try and reconcile differences between the British high command and the Australian high command. Bob Wake served in the Commonwealth Investigation Branch, Military Intelligence, Commonwealth Security Service and ASIO.' (Source: Author's website http://www.authorsden.com/visit/author.asp?AuthorID=78603)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Mitcham, Mitcham area, Adelaide - South / South East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Jacobyte Books , 2004 .
      Extent: 351p.
      Note/s:
      • Bibliography, pp. 324-333
      ISBN: 174100165X
    • Mitcham, Mitcham area, Adelaide - South / South East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Jacobyte Books , 2004 .
      Note/s:
      • Available as an e-book from: http://www.jacobytebooks.com
      ISBN: 1741001692 (e-book)

Works about this Work

The Enemy Within is Often the Greatest Threat to Effective Intelligence. Norman Abjorensen , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 17 June 2004; (p. 19)

— Review of No Ribbons or Medals : The Story of 'Hereward', an Australian Counter Espionage Officer Valdemar Robert Wake 2004 single work biography
Untitled John Perkins , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: AQ : Journal of Contemporary Analysis , July-August vol. 76 no. 4 2004; (p. 37)

— Review of No Ribbons or Medals : The Story of 'Hereward', an Australian Counter Espionage Officer Valdemar Robert Wake 2004 single work biography
Untitled John Perkins , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: AQ : Journal of Contemporary Analysis , July-August vol. 76 no. 4 2004; (p. 37)

— Review of No Ribbons or Medals : The Story of 'Hereward', an Australian Counter Espionage Officer Valdemar Robert Wake 2004 single work biography
The Enemy Within is Often the Greatest Threat to Effective Intelligence. Norman Abjorensen , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 17 June 2004; (p. 19)

— Review of No Ribbons or Medals : The Story of 'Hereward', an Australian Counter Espionage Officer Valdemar Robert Wake 2004 single work biography
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