Green Shadows: A War History of the Papuan Infantry Battalion, 1 New Guinea Infantry Battalion, 2 New Guinea Infantry Battalion, 3 New Guinea Infantry Battalion

Byrnes, G M (Mick). Foreword by John A Chalk (Captain retired), Wartime Officer Commanding, B Company, Papuan Infantry Battalion.

Published by G.M. Byrnes, 1989
ISBN 10: 0731667166 / ISBN 13: 9780731667161
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x + 272 pages, photographs, battle maps, nominal rolls, awards, decorations. Green cloth boards, gilt spine titles, in lightly foxed dust-jacket. RARE. Out-of-print. Collector's item. 'Moving silently in the jungle, inflicting casualties on us -- and then gone, like green shadows.' A Japanese officer killed in the bitter fighting in Papua New Guinea in World War II wrote these words in his diary. And from this comes the title of this war history of the several battalions created from 1940 to help throw the Japanese invaders out of Papua New Guinea. This is a war history of the Papuan Infantry Battalion, of1, 2 and 3 New Guinea Infantry Battalions. In November 1944 the Pacific Islands Regiment was created at Nazab near Lae in New Guinea -- controlling the then veteran Papuan Infantry Battalion and 1 and 2 New Guinea Infantry Battalions. Early in 1945, 3 New Guinea Infantry Battalion was raised. With the exception of the Milne Bay campaign in eastern Papua, units of these battalions fought with Allied troops in every campaign in Papua, New Guinea and the New Britain and Bougainville Islands. The highly trained native soldiers were recognised for their tenacious fighting qualities - not only by the Australian and American Troops in Papua New Guinea, but also by the Japanese. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Green Shadows: A War History of the Papuan ...
Publisher: G.M. Byrnes
Publication Date: 1989
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.

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Byrnes, G M (Mick). Foreword by John A Chalk (Captain retired), Wartime Officer Commanding, B Company, Papuan Infantry Battalion.
Published by The Author, Brisbane (1989)
ISBN 10: 0731667166 ISBN 13: 9780731667161
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Book Description The Author, Brisbane, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Reprint. Reprint authorised by the late author Mick Byrnes. x + 272 pages, photographs, battle maps, nominal rolls, awards, decorations. The final page of the index (page 72) is missing. The book contains endpaper maps not issued with the original edition. Hardcover with gilt spine titles. The work comprises: 1 PIB - 1 Papuan Infantry Battalion, 1 NGIB - 1 New Guinea Infantry Battalion, 2 NGIB - 2 New Guinea Infantry Battalion and 3 NGIB - 3 New Guinea Infantry Battalion. RARE. Out-of-print. Collector's item. "Moving silently in the jungle, inflicting casualties on us - and then gone, like green shadows". A Japanese officer killed in the bitter fighting in Papua New Guinea in World War II wrote these words in his diary. And from this comes the title of this War History of the several battalions created from 1940 to help throw the Japanese invaders out of Papua New Guinea. This is a War History of the Papuan Infantry Battalion [1940-1946] and 1 of 2 New Guinea Infantry Battalions [1944-1946] and 3 New Guinea Infantry Battalion [1945-1947]. In November 1944 the Pacific Islands Regiment was created at Nazab near Lae in New Guinea - controlling the then veteran Papuan Infantry Battalion and 1 and 2 New Guinea Infantry Battalions. Early in 1945, 3 New Guinea Infantry Battalion was raised. With the exception of the Milne Bay campaign in eastern Papua, units of these battalions fought with Allied troops in every campaign in Papua, New Guinea and the New Britain and Bougainville Islands. The highly trained native soldiers were recognised for their tenacious fighting qualities - not only by the Australian and American Troops in Papua New Guinea, but also by the Japanese. Book. Seller Inventory # 39306

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Published by G M Byrnes, Newmarket, Qld (1989)
ISBN 10: 0731667166 ISBN 13: 9780731667161
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Book Description G M Byrnes, Newmarket, Qld, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. First edition. Foreword by John A Chalk. 8vo (215 x 150 mm), 272 pp, 36 pp b/w photographs, maps, facsimiles, Nominal Roll, list of decorations and awards with citations, glossary. Upper page edges very lightly foxed. Green boards, gilt spine titles, in lightly soiled dust-jacket. SIGNED and dated by the author on the half-title page. SCARCE. From the jacket, 'This is a War History of the Papuan Infantry Battalion (1940-1946) and of 1 and 2 New Guinea Infantry Battalions (1944-1946) and 3 New Guinea Infantry Battalion (1945-1947). With the exception of the Milne Bay campaign in eastern Papua, units of these battalions fought with Allied troops in every campaign in Papua, New Guinea and the New Britain and Bougainville Islands. The highly trained native soldiers were recognised for their tenacious fighting qualities -- not only by the Australian and American troops in Papua New Guinea but also by the Japanese.'. Seller Inventory # E11366

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