By Frank Walker
An eye-opening account of Australian wrestle historical past, untold . . . until eventually now.
In 1969 a ragtag unit of 39 males have been thrown jointly at Nui Dat, Vietnam. It used to be so slapdash a bunch it did not also have an officer or sergeant dependable. A rugged ex-Royal Marine advanced to take the lead. Jim Riddle was once simply an appearing corporal yet he knew sufficient of battle to maintain those younger diggers alive.
When the platoon was once concerned with a high-risk ambush Riddle proved his management talents, bringing his males via unscathed and leaving the battlefield plagued by enemy bodies.
Despite their luck, instantly afterwards the platoon used to be disbanded. in response to the military they would by no means existed – theirs was once a ghost platoon.
Frank Walker info what occurred at that ambush and why the military buried their lifestyles, and the secrets and techniques that went with it. His findings are a stunning indictment of the long term results of warfare. the lads of the platoon – who'd fought so challenging for his or her kingdom – needed to struggle back to bare the reality. however the fee all of them paid used to be a ways too high.
Ghost Platoon is a gripping tale of the warriors who shouldn't ever be forgotten . . . or denied.
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