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The Commando

The Life and Death of Cameron Baird, VC, MG
Narrated by: Nick Farnell
Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
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From his early life as an up-and coming AFL player to his tours of duty in Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan and his final battle in the dusty Ghawcha village in the Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan - the powerful biography of Cameron Baird, VC, MG, one of Australia's most decorated modern soldiers.

On 22 June 2013, Corporal Cameron Baird was a 2nd Commando Regiment Special Forces soldier when he led his platoon into a known Taliban stronghold to back up another Australian unit under heavy fire. In the prolonged firefight, Cameron was mortally wounded. In 2014, Cameron's bravery and courage under fire saw him posthumously awarded the 100th Victoria Cross, our highest award possible for bravery in the presence of the enemy.

Cameron Baird died how he lived - at the front, giving it his all, without any indecision. He will forever be remembered by his mates and the soldiers he served with in the 2nd Commando Regiment.

The Commando reveals Cameron's life, from young boy and aspiring AFL player who only missed out on being drafted because of injury, to exemplary soldier and leader. Cameron's story and that of 4RAR and 2nd Commando personifies the courage and character of the men and women who go to war and will show us the good man we have lost.

©2017 Doug and Kaye Baird (P)2017 Hachette Australia

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  • Dan Stow
  • 06-13-18

Amazing

The word hero is bounded around a lot in this day and age but it is men like cam and others like him around the world that truly deserve that title, a truly remarkable man.

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  • Jen Hofman
  • 11-22-17

Fabulous

Not only is this s great tribute to Cameron, it is also full of information about these wars , how they came about and why we were there. Very interesting and moving, RIP Cam, thanks for your service.

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  • Janette
  • 04-27-18

Honour

A well written book about a honourable man and a bunch of equally honourable men. Actually a bit lost for words writing this.
Great narration

Lest We Forget

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  • Kevin
  • 07-29-18

a wonderful book about a Australian war Hero

I believe that this is a wonderful book and anyone interested military history of great men should read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-25-18

hero

loved it. this man was a true hero. a true inspiration to all.
lest we forget

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-27-18

Bloody Excellent!

Excellent story and perfectly read, thank you!
This was written so well and the readers voice/accent etc was perfect for the content.
Damn upset its over.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-05-17

Modern warrior a beast on the Battlefield

Inspirational story of a man from a growing unit that shows it's capability skill set and fortitude to complete dominance on the Battlefield

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  • mark
  • 08-27-19

Top Bloke, Aussie Hero.

Joy and sadness, I felt both throughout this book. a true legend that died doing what he loved. lest we forget.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-12-19

Incredible

Well writen and well read book. What an amazing soldier, person and Australian! Highly recommended.

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  • dean neville
  • 07-04-19

Just a bloody legend

as a person much older than Cam he has certainly taught me a lot, Thank you for your service. RIP

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  • Guy Sadler
  • 06-10-19

Great book about one of the Australian heros.

The book overall was great. Spoken in a way that sounds like it was the writer reading it. I like when Australian books are read by Australian's.