The Australian Army in World War II
64 page book.
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About this book
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.
- 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
Paperback; June 2007; 64 pages; ISBN: 9781846031236