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Pte. Val 'Powerful' Richards TX6412 - 2/40 Infantry Battalion

This is one of the earlier unedited research interviews conducted by Grant McLachlan for his book Sparrow: A Chronicle of Defiance, which is about Sparrow Force during World War II. Val Richards was from the 2/40 Infantry Battalion AIF.

Val was the feistiest member of Sparrow Force that I had the privilege to interview. He was also the luckiest.

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