The Australian Army in World War II

The Australian Army in World War II

by Mark Johnston, Carlos Chagas

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472805225
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 08/20/2013
Series: Elite , #153
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 844,405
File size: 19 MB
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About the Author

Mark Johnston was born in 1960. He has written five books and numerous articles on the Australian Army in World War II. He also has a doctorate on that topic from the University of Melbourne. He is currently the Head of History at Scotch College, Melbourne.

Carlos Chagas was born in Rio de Janeiro and attended the National School of Fine Arts in Brazil. Following his graduation he has received several commissions which have included traditional painting, comic strip artwork, book and magazine covers, and advertising. His main interest is the military history of the two World Wars and he enjoys building plastic models of this period.

Table of Contents

Introduction     3
Organization     4
Permanent Military Forces and Citizen Military Forces - raising the Second Australian Imperial Force - numbering of units
AIF divisions, brigades and units
I Australian Corps - General Blamey's prerogatives
Militia formations and units 1942-45 - campaign participation
AMF expansion and reorganization, 1942-45 - 'jungle divisions'
Campaigns 15
Bardia to Benghazi, Dec 1940-Feb 1941 - siege of Tobruk, Apr-Dec 1941
Greece & Crete, Apr-May 1941 - Syria & Lebanon, June-July 1941
El Alamein, July-Nov 1942
The Japanese Onslaught, Dec 1941-March 1942
Kokoda Track, July-Nov 1942 - Milne Bay, Aug-Sept 1942 - 'battle of the beaches', Nov 1942-Jan 1943
Wau-Salamaua, Jan-Sept 1943 - drive on Lae, Sept 1943 - Huon Peninsula, Sept 1943-Jan 1944 - Markham & Ramu Valleys, Sept 1943-Apr 1944
Aitape-Wewak, Oct 1944-Aug 1945 - Bougainville, Nov 1944-Aug 1945 - New Britain, Nov 1944-Aug 1945 - Borneo, May-Aug 1945
AIF Infantry Divisions     32
6th Division - 7th Division - 8th Division - 9th Division
Further Reading     51
Plate Commentaries     52
Uniforms, insignia & equipment: the Middle East - the war against Japan
Index     64

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