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A Chronology of Australian Armed Forces at War 1939-45

Swain, Bruce T.

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ISBN 10: 1865083526 / ISBN 13: 9781865083520
Published by Allen & Unwin, London, 2001
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Book is crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Unpriced dust jacket is fresh and bright. A day-by-day record of the Australian forces during World War II. Map illustrations. 8vo. 453 pp. including index. In protective Mylar. Heavy--will require additional postage if shipped outside the U.S. Bookseller Inventory # 85624

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Title: A Chronology of Australian Armed Forces at ...

Publisher: Allen & Unwin, London

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Australians fought in every theatre of war in World War II. So high was their involvement that by 1943 more than 15 per cent of Australia's population was serving in the armed forces. In this day-by-day record, we see how the war escalated and how the commitment of Australian forces increased. All the land battles in which Australian troops took part are covered, from the Libyan campaign in 1940-41 to Balikpapanin in 1945. The wide-ranging operations of the Royal Australian Navy in every theatre of maritime conflict are detailed - in the Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans and the North, Mediterranean, Aegean, Caribbean and Red Seas. The formation and significant operations of the RAAF squadrons are also chronicled, from the departure from Australia in 1939 of the men who would form the No. 10 squadron in the UK, to the Mustangs of No 76 Squadron - the first "British" squadron in the occupation of Japan. The book is a comprehensive account of Australia's involvement and a tribute to the individual men and women who served so selflessly.

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Bruce Swain served in the Royal Australian Navy for 23 years, leaving in 1980 with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. His early interest in naval history has grown and encouraged him to broaden his study to cover all three services and particularly their participation in World War II. He now lives in Hervey Bay, Queensland, with his wife and two beagles.

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