By Bruce T. Swain
Australians fought in each theatre of conflict in global warfare II. So excessive was once their involvement that by means of 1943 greater than 15 in line with cent of Australia's inhabitants was once serving within the militia. during this daily checklist, we see how the warfare escalated and the way the dedication of Australian forces elevated. the entire land battles within which Australian troops took half are coated, from the Libyan crusade in 1940-41 to Balikpapanin in 1945. The wide-ranging operations of the Royal Australian military in each theatre of maritime clash are exact - within the Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans and the North, Mediterranean, Aegean, Caribbean and crimson Seas. The formation and critical operations of the RAAF squadrons also are chronicled, from the departure from Australia in 1939 of the lads who might shape the No. 10 squadron within the united kingdom, to the Mustangs of No seventy six Squadron - the 1st "British" squadron within the profession of Japan. The booklet is a entire account of Australia's involvement and a tribute to the person women and men who served so selflessly.
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A chronology of Australian armed forces at war 1939-45 by Bruce T. Swain