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WES OLSON has had a lifetime’s interest in naval history and was involved in the successful 2008 search for WWII cruiser HMAS Sydney and the 2015 expedition which revisited her wreck and that of HSK Kormoran. He is an Honorary Associate of the Western Australian Museum, and a member of the Naval Historical Society of Australia while his first book, Bitter Victory – The death of HMAS Sydney, was published by University of Western Australia Press in 2000. Other works since then include Gallipoli – The Western Australian Story (2006), Battalion into Battle – The History of the 2/11th Australian Infantry Battalion 1939-45 (2011), and HMAS Sydney (II) – In Peace and War (2016). Married with three children, he is employed as a locomotive driver with Pacific National.