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The Australian Army in World War II

Mark Johnston Carlos Chagas



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01 June 2007
Series: Elite
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.
By:   Mark Johnston
Illustrated by:   Carlos Chagas
Imprint:   Osprey
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   No. 153
Dimensions:   Height: 248mm,  Width: 184mm,  Spine: 7mm
Weight:   245g
ISBN:   9781846031236
ISBN 10:   1846031230
Series:   Elite
Pages:   64
Publication Date:   01 June 2007
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for The Australian Army in World War II

Overall an interesting read, and a must-have for modellers and history buffs alike if only to give an insight into a small countries' sometimes large contributions to many chapters of the eventual Allied victory. --Bradley J, Armorama (August 2007) Throughout there are superb period photographs and the excellent illustrations of Carlos Chagas, which really help bring to life the way these men looked when in combat. An overall outstanding reference on World War 2 Aussie troops and their equipment. One that the enthusiast simply has to have in his reference library. --Scott Van Aken, (July 2007) Mark Johnston's The Australian Army in World War II joins others in the 'Elite' series for military libraries, considering the organization and deployment of one of the most significant fighting armies of the war. While plenty of World War II titles provide overviews of the army, this is the item of choice for any seeking depth and detail, with original wartime black and white photos from all fronts adding illustration and enhancing color plates of uniforms and gear. --California Bookwatch (August 2007) ... a well-researched book ... with information on all its campaigns ... aimed at the history buff or the figure modeler who wants to re-create detailed scale figures of WWII Australian soldiers and their equipment. --Cliff Hutchings, Toy Soldier & Model Figure (April 2008)

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