TIL Sparrow Force, a mostly Australian WW 2 unit, was stranded for 10 months on a Japanese-held island, fighting against 100-to-1 odds, with no radio for most of that time. A radio was improvised & sent, “Force intact. Still fighting. Badly need boots, quinine, money, and Tommy-gun ammunition.”

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