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  Second World War: A Generation of Australian Heroes, An Illustrated History 1939-1945
Second World War: An Illustrated History 1939-45


 
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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 304 pages
Author: R. Pelvin
Year: 2005
Other Data: b&w & colour photos, maps
ISBN: 1740662822

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Product Code: HGB001
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This beautifully illustrated book is a moving pictorial record of the Second World War as experienced by the Australian men and women who contributed so much. More than 500 rarely seen photographs, historic maps, letters and diaries from the Australian War Memorial archives put an intensely human face on the horrors of war, reminding us that a series of vivid personal experiences were what shaped and defined 1939-45, not an abstract historical event. The photographs create an intimate portrayal of the human side of battle.

Australians fought in North Africa, the Mediterranean, Europe and across the Pacific. In these theatres of war, despite the hardships, the horrors and the loss of life suffered, the inextinguishable bravery, dignity and spirit shown by the Australians make the Second World War our greatest endeavour as a nation.

This large coffee-table style book, is like no other book on the Second World War that you have seen. The photographs really do tell the story of just what life was like for those involved both in the war overseas, and here. This is really an amazing collection of photographs!

Contents:
Foreword
Introduction

Part 1: The War Against Germany and Italy
1.1 Australia Goes to War
1.2 Mediterranean Naval Operations 1940
1.3 Libyan Victory 1941
1.4 Greece, Matapan and Crete
1.5 Syria and Lebanon
1.6 The Siege of Tobruk
1.7 Naval Operations on the Australian Station and in the Indeian Ocean 1939-1945
1.8 Western Desert Operations 1942
1.9 The RAAF in the Middle East 1942-1945
1.10 The RAAF in Europe
1.11 The Home Front

Part 2: The War Against Japan
2.1 Disaster in Malaya and Singapore
2.2 The Fall of Rabaul and the Netherlands East Indies
2.3 Japan Attacks Australian January 1942-November 1943
2.4 Blocking the Japanese Offensive July-September 1942
2.5 The First Offensives: Guadalcanal, Buna, Gona, Sanananda
2.6 The Last Japanese Attacks: Wau and Bismarck Sea
2.7 Training for Jungle Warfare
2.8 Salamaua and Lae
2.9 Finschhafen and the Huon Peninsula
2.10 The Inland Advance: The Markham and Ramu Valleys and Shaggy Ridge
2.11 War in the North: Timor and Darwin
2.12 The End in New Guinea: Wewak, New Britain and Bougainville
2.13 The Borneo Campaign
2.14 Naval Operations 1942-1945: South West Pacific Area
2.15 Air Operations 1942-1945
2.16 The Surrender of Japan
2.17 Aftermath

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