The Australian Army in World War II

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Osprey's examination of the Australian army and its involvement in World War II (1939-1945). The Australian infantry were amongst the Commonwealth's toughest and most widely traveled infantry, serving in campaigns including Syria, Greece, Cyprus, Crete, Libya, Egypt, New Guinea, and the South West Pacific. Their fearsome fighting reputation was earned first against the Afrika Corps in the Libyan Desert, and then in the hellish conditions of New Guinea, where they held out against the Japanese invasion.

Written by a leading expert on the subject and coupled with previously unpublished photographs from private collections and specially commissioned artwork, this book gives a comprehensive overview of the organization, units, uniforms, and insignia of the Australian "Diggers."

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

Product details

Published Jun 19 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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