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STORY OF THE 5th AUSTRALIAN DIVISION (Hbk)


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The division arrived in France in June 1916 and within three weeks, on 19th July, it was in action in the attack on Fromelles. This attack was disastrous, with 5,533 casualties - the highest casualty figure incurred in a day by any division other than that of 34th Division on 1st July 1916. Other major actions fought by the 5th Australian Division included Bullecourt, Polygon Wood, First and Second Passchendaele, Amiens, Avre, Villers-Bretonneux, occupation of Peronne, and Saint Quentin Canal (capture of the Bellicourt Tunnel Defences). Seven Victoria Crosses were won. Casualties were more than 25,000. This is a very good history with much detailed descriptive writing - some of it very vivid. Appendices list all honours and awards with full citations for the VC awards, and the complete Roll of Honour listed, as in the case of honours and awards, alphabetically by units. Reprint of the 1920 original edition.
  • AUTHOR: Ellis, A
  • FORMAT: 468pp 17 Bw Hb
  • Code: 11466

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