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Navy Divers : The Incredible Story of the Australian Navy's Elite Unit - Gregor Salmon

Navy Divers

The Incredible Story of the Australian Navy's Elite Unit

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Rising out of the Second World War, the Australian clearance diver has become one of the most respected and versatile operators in the military world.

In cold, murky water, working by touch alone, they can defuse a mine powerful enough to sink a battleship. Under the burning Afghan sun, they can dismantle a Taliban roadside bomb. Welcome to the world of the Royal Australian Navy clearance divers. Bomb and mine disposal is but one of their roles. As covert swimmers they can infiltrate enemy waters. As boarding parties they are on the anti-piracy frontline. As counterterrorist special forces they are on call 24/7. They are simply one of the best diving units in the military world. Their story goes back to the Second World War, when Hitler's secret weapon - the magnetic mine - had Britain on her knees. Four extraordinary Aussies were among the brave naval volunteers who tackled Nazi mines on land and under water. The men who followed their path share the same brand of courage. From the rivers of Vietnam to the deserts of Afghanistan, Navy Divers have excelled under the most dire pressure, yet we know very little of their heroic deeds. Their incredible story has remained behind closed doors. Until now . . .

About the Author

Gregor Salmon is a Sydney-based writer. He is the author of Poppy, an account of his first-hand investigation into Afghanistan's opium trade, and Heart Soul Fire, which he wrote with boxer Paul Briggs. Over the years he has written, edited and produced his way through a host of magazines, television shows and internet sites.

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      A really great sitte and the book is bri

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        Very enlightening if this topic is of interest to you

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        Unprecedented access and support by Navy for this book Author has access to never-before-seen Navy archives

        ISBN: 9781742755823
        ISBN-10: 1742755828
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 320
        Published: 2nd July 2012
        Publisher: Random House Australia
        Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2  x 2.3
        Weight (kg): 0.24