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"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.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781742610429
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 01/09/2011
  • Category: Humanities / Military history
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Pages: 320
  • Price: $34.99

"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.

Author Information

Duncan McNab is a former policeman and private investigator. He's worked as a journalist covering current affairs for both the ABC and the Nine Network. He is the author of The Usual Suspect – The Life of Abe Saffron and The Dodger – Inside the world of Roger Rogerson.