WARNING ORDER – Dave Sabben will be releasing a new book

Belated Seasons? Greetings and best wishes to all for 2023!

This is an early warning that I am about to publish a new book. It is titled “Mentions In Despatches” and is essentially a day-by-day account of an infantry platoon in the first year of 1ATF at Nui Dat. It will be A4 sized, 400+ pages, hardcover and on good quality art paper as it has 500+ images, many from AWM and similar quality sources. A coffee-table quality book (printed in Australia!).

I don’t have a publish date yet but I’m told to expect it sometime in March,  (with the usual all being well caveat).

I have put together a website to tell the essentials of the new book including a few (24) sample pages and to include such text as the Contents, Intro, and Preface, (with Foreword and Index to come.)

Please do a recce patrol to https://sabbenmidbook.com/ when ready.

The BUY NOW page is not yet commissioned (coz I don’t have books to send) but please be aware that the cost per book will be AUD$80 plus postage (maybe $12 or even $15? TBA). To be ordered via the website only (they won’t be distributed and sold thru bookstores).

(There will be a bulk order deal buy multiples of 10; get 11 per 10 to assist with group, club, association, etc. orders. This will be detailed on the BUY NOW page click the shopping trolley icon.)

I will send out an update to this email group once I know the publishing date and have fully enabled the BUY NOW facility in the website.

Meanwhile, please feel free to send this email (or its pertinent contents) as far and as wide as you would like to. Also, to put it into newsletters, onto Facebook or wherever there may be interested readers.

If you would like to make any comments (or even place an expression of interest), the ADD COMMENTS  page is working and anything put there will arrive in my inbox and be actioned. Or just answer this (original) email. Thank you in advance for anything you can do to spread the word.

All the best,


Dave Sabben

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