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    MORE than 90 per cent, of the Australian guerillas In Timor grew beards, firstly because of the lack of shaving gear and secondly as a valuable means of camouflage. The Japs could not tell the difference between a native and an Australian at more than 500 yards when the guerillas wore beards. The beards also hid the white flare of the face in the ... [ILLUSTRATED]

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  4. WA Footballer Led Daring Raid On Timor

    Leader of one of the most daring exploits in the history of the Australian commando occupation of Portuguese Timor, former East Perth footballer 26-year-old Lieutenant "Archie" Campbell ...

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  5. Jap Tricks In Timor

    All sorts of ruses were tried by the Japanese against the Australians in Timor, both in an attempt to find ...

    Article : 349 words
  6. Debil-Debils To Japs

    "Debil-debil" was how the Japanese described the Australian guerilla troops on Timor. "They spring up out of the ground, shoot us and then disappear." they told the natives. "They are ...

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