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Episode 3

Operation Copper was an eight man mission to Mushu Island off New Guinea that went disastrously wrong. Only one man survived to tell the tale, Mick Dennis, who features in this episode, and survived 10 days in the jungle with the Japanese hunting him down. In Pittwater, the modern recruits recreate a similar mission to Operation Copper, leaving Cato alone and cut off from his group. Cato’s Great Uncle, Alan Gubbay, was killed on the original mission. Tian and Brenden both travel to Borneo to retrace their grandfather’s footsteps. The series finishes with final reflections from the veterans and the modern recruits themselves. The veterans reflect on war and its effect on them, and the recruits reflect on their experiences during the series, many of them feeling a much stronger attachment to their relatives. (Part 3 of 3)

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