SAGA OF COURAGE AUSTRALIAN PIMPERNELS When the Jap in New Guinea has been finally beaten and broken, one of the most breath-taking stories of the war, a saga of courage and cunning, will be there for the telling —the story of the Australian intelligence work which provided, and is still providing, the real fabric of the campaign.
It is a story of stealthy craft and matchless daring, of movements through dark waters and over jungle pads, where the splash of a paddle or the crackle of . a twig spells disaster—a story of infiltration wilier than the Japs' own, and of phantomflitting pimpernels mocking the Sons of Heaven behind their . own odorous lines.
Quoting Sir Thomas Blarney, C.-in-C., A.M.F.: "The intelligence work upon which this campaign has been based was organised long before the actual campaign began. Steady infiltration of various organisations and elements gave us a reasonably complete picture of what we had to meet.
"In this a special organisation has been involved, officered largely by old New Guinea residents and members of the former administration. "The organisation has never until now been on the record, but it has been a long time at work, and the United States armed forces were as appreciative of j.t as we ourselves.
"You can compare its operations with those of Rogers' rangers in North America or the Indian scouts. Its job was to nose in and nose out the news, and the astuteness and audacity of the men who did it, when the story is told after the war, will be a highlight in history."
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SECRET SERVICE, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 175, 26 July 1945
SECRET SERVICE Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 175, 26 July 1945
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