Ike's Marines: 36th Australian Infantry Battalion 1939-1945

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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 248 pages
Author: S. Brigg & L. Brigg
Year: 2003
ISBN: 9781876439811
Other: b&w photos, roll of honour, index
Publisher: Australian Military History Publications

This reprint of the 1967 unit history of the 36th Australian Infantry Battalion again makes available the proud story of this unit. They played a part in the Kokoda campaign before being airlifted to Sanananda where they fought in the savage battles of Northern Papua and in the process lost many good men.

As the war progressed they were sent to New Britain and spent many arduous months in that campaign, until the war ended and the occupation of Rabaul followed. The book now contains a post-war epilogue and an index.

Illustrations and Maps
1. The Battalion's Background
2. The Japanese Threat
3. Japan's Lightning Offensive
4. The battalion Moves to Port Moresby
5. The Kokoda Track
6. Airlift Across the Own Stanley Range
7. Sanananda Road
8. Gona-Amboga River
9. Victory in Papua
10. The Battalion Returns to Australia
11. Back to New Guinea
12. The New Britain Campaign
13. The Final Victory
Roll of Honour
Association Activities

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  • ikes marines 36th batallion

    Posted by Ms gail paterson on 18th May 2021

    have been wanting this book for several years and was so happy that you had it in store and it happen to pop up on ANZAC Day in an email. The book has a photo of my dad in it sitting with others in a landing craft, I have yet to fread the book and looking forward to doing so

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