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Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 Reg Saunders : Leader in Two Wars
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  • For this chapter the author drew on his interview with Reg Saunders on 2 December 1986 and on oral recording No S520, AWM Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the War of 1939-1945, R. Saunders, 2/7 Bn, AIF (interview by Peter Read).

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    y separately published work icon Fighters from the Fringe : Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders Recall the Second World War Robert A. Hall , Robert A. Hall (interviewer), Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press , 1995 Z1355510 1995 selected work interview war literature This book reveals the 'experiences of six Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who served their country during the Second World War. Oodgeroo Noonuccal was a wireless operator whose brothers were prisoners of war. Reg Saunders served in Greece and New Guinea, as the first Aboriginal officer in the Australian Army, and later in Korea. Leonard Waters trained and served as the first Aboriginal fighter pilot. Charles Mene, a Torres Strait Islander, served throughout the war and was awarded the Military Medal in the Korean War. Saulo Waia, a pearl fisher, defended the Strait with fellow soldiers while non-Indigenous people were evacuated. Other Islanders like Tom Lowah gave years of service and received lower pay than white servicemen.' (Source: LibrariesAustralia) Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press , 1995 pg. 61-89
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