The Australian Army in World War II

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The Australian Army in World War II

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This book recounts the organization and deployment of one of the most important fighting armies of World War II. Australian divisions made a large and distinctive contribution to victory both in the deserts of the Middle East and the jungles of the South-West Pacific,earning for the second time a unique reputation for aggressiveness, endurance and independence of spirit. The text is illustrated with original wartime photos from all fronts; and with full colour plates showing a wide range of uniforms and gear, together with the complex and colourful Australian system of unit insignia.

Table of Contents

· Introduction – legacy of the First Australian Imperial Force in WW I · Organization of Australian Military Forces, 1939: AIF and CMF – orbats of armies, corps, divisions & brigades – divisional organizations · Campaigns: Libya 1940 – Siege of Tobnruk – Greece, Crete & Syria – Alamein. The Japanese onslaught – SW Pacific 1943–44 – final campaigns 1945. · Major formations & combat histories · Uniforms and insignia

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Published 10 Jun 2007
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781846031236
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 153
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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