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A Union Leader in the Afrika Korps

Sir: Following the publication by Quadrant of my book Australia’s Secret War: How Unionists Sabotaged our Troops in World War II, a history of wartime strikes, go-slows and sabotage in Australian strategic industries, Mr Sam Harrison has brought to my attention a passage in the unit history Let Enemies Beware: Caveat Hostes: The History of the 2/15 Battalion 1940–45 by Ron Austin, published in 1995. The relevant passage is as follows: An interesting anecdote relating to wartime security was related by Bandmaster Norman Henstridge. Whilst at the POW Cage at Benghazi, Norm was approached by an Afrika Korps officer who said,…

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