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General Vasey's war

Author: D M Horner
Publisher: Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press ; Portland, Or., USA : International Specialized Book Services, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"General Vasey's war" allows us to share the private thoughts of one of Australia's great soldiers -- his frustrations and triumphs, his hopes and cares.

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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Personal narratives, Australian
Named Person: George Alan Vasey; Jessie Mary Vasey; George Alan Vasey; Jessie Mary Vasey; Jessie Mary Vasey; George Alan Vasey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D M Horner
ISBN: 0522844626 9780522844627
OCLC Number: 26195398
Description: xviii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: " Doing extremely good work " First World War experience, 1895--1919; " Daddy's brigade did the best of all "Twenty years a Major, 1919--1939; " How terrible is this leaving " The advance party, December 1939--February 1940; " George has accomplished a remarkable job " The arrival of the 6th Division, February--September 1940; " A new lease of life " Preparing for action, September--December 1940; " My time has come at last " The Libyan campaign, January--March 1941; " I'll show you how to run a war " The 19th Brigade in Greece, April 1941; " These damned Huns won't catch me " Australian Commander in Crete, April--June 1941; " I'm as frightened as the next fellow " Retraining in Palestine, June--September 1941; " Rather a fine Xmas present " Defending Syria, October--December 1941; " What we told you was our present plan " The defence of Australia, January--July 1942; " This is a war of nerves " Advanced land headquarters, August--September 1942; " I've had enough of staff jobs " GOC 6th Division, Port Moresby, September--October 1942; " The answer is speed of thought " The 7th Division at Kokoda, November 1942; " I fear a war of attrition " Gona and Sanananda, November 1942--January 1943; " I need a double staff " On the Atherton Tableland, February--July 1943; " We are underpaid cinema actors " In the Markham Valley, August--September 1943; " These wonderful men I command " Ramu Valley and Shaggy Ridge, October 1943--February 1944; " Look after the war widows " A troubled year of home service, March 1944--March 1945; " If I ever loved a man " The legacy of a commander
Responsibility: David Horner.

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