Description

Title: Mission 101 – The untold story of five Australian soldiers’ extraordinary war in Ethiopia

Author: McNab, Duncan

Condition: Mint

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 2011

ISBN: 9781742610429

Cover: Soft Cover with Dust Jacket – 306 pages

Comments: “I fancy the Italians have bitten off more than they can chew…”

In late 1940 a group of five young Australian soldiers set out on a secret mission: one of the second world war’s most daring operations.

Leading a small force of Ethiopian freedom fighters on an epic trek across the harsh African bush from the Sudan, the small incursion force entered Italian-occupied Ethiopia and began waging a guerilla war against the 250,000-strong Italian army. One of these men, Ken Burke, was Duncan McNab’s uncle.

Using a combination of fascinating research and personal anecodotes, McNab tells the little known story of Mission 101, and how a small group of Australians helped free a nation.