Khaki and Green
- Usually Ships Within 7 Days
Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (201 pages)
Year: (1943) 2009
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
Khaki and Green was entirely written by serving members of the Australian Army acknowledged only by their service number. Apart from more general stories, this book includes "reports of the two major campaigns fought by Australian troops in the span of time covered by "Khaki and Green"- the battle for Papua and the closing stages of the fighting at El Alamein".
The stories are divided into two sections:
- Middle East: 21 stories including Alamein Christmas Shops, Ninth Australian Division in the Breakthrough at Alamein, and Epitaph
- South-West Pacific: 49 stories including Aircraft Identification, Incident in Darwin, Timor Souvenir, Campaign in Papua, Rendezvous at Nassau Bay, Kokoda Trail, and Brigadier and Batman
An epilogue may be written in the words spoken by General Sir Harold Alexander, C.-in-C. Middle East, when on the 22nd of December he reviewed a divisional parade at Gaza in Palestine: "The battle of El Alamein will make history and you are in the proud position of having taken a major part in that great victory".
As with other books in the series there is an excellent selection of colour and black and white photographs and sketches highlighting people and places. It is a valuable resource and a great read for all interested in naval history.
This CD contains high quality scanned images of the original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
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