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World War Bloody Timor

Published by Big Sky Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

World War Bloody Timor gives a revealing insight into the extraordinary life of the everyday digger and service in a conflict that was far from ordinary.

My name is Peter O’Hanlon, but everyone in the military, from the lowest digger to the highest officer, has always called me ‘Irish’. You won't see me, or the service men and women like me, featured in the latest blockbuster, but our service lives include drama, laughs and accounts of deep turmoil that are worth telling. I was a member of the Australian Army for 11 years and during my deployment as part of the INTERFET force, serviced three very impacting tours of East Timor.

What was it like, as a 19 year to land at the Dilli Airport in Australia’s largest deployment since Vietnam?

What are the little-known battles and obstacles that cause unseen scars through a deployment?

What are the impacts on re-integrating into the civilian community?

This is my story, an ordinary soldier; the juicy yarns, the laughs, the battles, the devastating lows, the soaring highs, the blood, sweat and tears we give in service every day. It will make you laugh and may make you cry. It's the cold hard truth about the impact of a different type of war fought by many who deployed to Timor.

About The Author

At 18 Peter followed in his family’s footsteps and joined the Army. He was the first in his long family linage to join the Infantry. His service spanned 11 years with three deployments to East Timor. In 2008 he was medically discharged due to post traumatic stress disorder. He suffered anxiety and severe depression for many years. Then one day stepping onto a film set Peter found his calling, to becoming an actor. He now has a list of film credits and news programs under his belt, some of which include: Occupation, Occupation Rainfall, Dora and the lost city of gold, Kong vs Godzilla, Strangeville and Escape and evasion. Peter is also employed with Extra Specialist out of Brisbane as a weapons and military specialist instructor for actors and the TV movie industry.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Big Sky Publishing (March 30, 2022)
  • Length: 380 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781922615701

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