Welcome to the first episode of the Australian War history podcast. In this episode, we look at our interest in military history, briefly cover the storm clouds building in Europe after the German blitzkrieg batters Poland on September 1,1939, the total unpreparedness of the Australian armed forces, the genesis of 2nd 2nd Independent Company, its training at Wilson’s Promontory and Katherine, their journey to Darwin and eventually Timor.
In this podcast, Adam refers to Commando: Battle of Britain – Scramble!
Some of the books we use to cross-check facts:
All the Bull’s Men
A History of the 2nd Independent Company and 2/2 Commando Squadron