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Roger Maynard: Ambon

Tom Keneally Centre Reading

Roger Maynard reveals a little known war-time drama played out on the Indonesian island of Ambon.

The capture of Ambon could have almost certainly been avoided, however the military top brass pursued a strategy to deliberately sacrifice Gull Force. By the war’s end, barely 300 of the 1500 men of Gull Force taken captive would be alive to tell the tale.

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