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Author Johnston, Mark, 1960-

Title The proud 6th : an illustrated history of the 6th Australian Division, 1939-45 / Mark Johnston.

Publication Info. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 269 pages) : illustrations, maps, plans.
Series [Australian Army history series]
Australian Army history series.
Note Series from jacket.
"The Australian Army."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-261) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Origins and early days -- Bardia -- Tobruk to Benghazi -- Greece -- Crete -- Syria -- Return to Australia -- Kokoda to the sea -- Wau-Salamaua -- The longest wait : Australia 1943-4 -- Aitape-Wewak -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1 : 6th Division casualties -- Appendix 2 : 6th Division honours and awards.
Summary Following Mark Johnston's acclaimed illustrated histories of the 7th and 9th Australian Divisions, this is his long-awaited history of the 6th Australian Division: the first such history ever published. The 6th was a household name during World War II. It was the first division raised in the Second Australian Imperial Force, the first division to go overseas and the first to fight. Its success in that fight, in Libya in 1941, indicated that the standard established in the Great War would be continued. General Blamey and nearly every other officer who became wartime army, corps and divisional commanders were once members of the 6th Division. Through photographs and an authoritative text, this book tells their story and the story of the proud, independent and tough troops they commanded.
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Subject Australia. Australian Army. Division, 6th -- History.
World War (1939-1945)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- Australia.
Chronological Term 1939-1945
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Australia. Australian Army.
Added Title Proud sixth
Other Form: Print version: Johnston, Mark, 1960- Proud 6th 9780521514118 (OCoLC)269433950
ISBN 9781461939740 (electronic bk.)
1461939747 (electronic bk.)