The Second World War in Pictures Volumes 1-6
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (6 vols, 1684 pages)
Year: (c1939-1945) 2015
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
'The War in Pictures' (The Sun News-Pictorial, Melbourne) covers the six years of World War II in pictures - and it is predominately that - pictures of all theatres of the war with accompanying descriptions. There are photographs and maps - at sea, in the air, in Warsaw, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Norway, Egypt, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Flanders, Dunkirk, Paris, Munich, Italy, Burma, South-West Pacific and so many more.
Two images showing the Australian troops in June 1940 are captioned:
AUSTRALIAN TROOPS DISEMBARK
Towards the end of June the first considerable contingents of troops from Australia and New Zealand landed in Great Britain to prepare for active service by a period of intensive training in the Homeland. They came by way of Capetown in liners, escorted by a powerful convoy of ships of the British, Australian, New Zealand and Canadian Navies, which secured for them a completely uneventful voyage. Commanded respectively by Major-General Wynter, who served with the Anzacs of 1914-18, and Major-General Freyberg, V.C., hero of the Gallipoli landings of 1915, these magnificent troops of perfect physique and morale, including a batallion of Maoris and a detachment of the New Zealand R.N.V.R., were welcomed by a message from the King. The pictures show: left, Australians listening to their band on the quay immediately after disembarking at a Scottish port; right: more "Diggers" on a few says' leave in London, arriving at their temporary social headquarters, at the Strand Theatre, Aldwych, for pay-pay parade.
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.
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