A stretch of treacherous water to cross, and no boat to do it in....
All they had was a few plywood drop tanks jettisoned from aircraft, some lengths of rope, bamboo, wood...and their courage.
Yes, the needed courage most of all, for entering that stretch of water risked a horrifying death. In the search for survival there was deadly danger ahead....
I'd like to imagine - or certainly hope - that at least one Commando reader from the mid-1970s may have since asked, "Remember the one where a joiner made a raft out of old junk, battled hungry sharks and then helped fight the Japanese…?"
Well, this is that very book!
Our resourceful carpenter hero, "Chippy" Stark, emerges from some fairly standard Aussie/Pom rivalry to become a true Commando hero in this offbeat classic.
Scott Montgomery, Deputy Editor
Originally printed in March 1976 as No 1018
Reprinted March 1990 as 2356