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Alamein : the Australian story

Author: Mark Johnston; Peter Stanley
Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic. ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Australian Army history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Alamein: The Australian Story relates the role of the 9th Division in the crucial battles around El Alamein in 1942. Mark Johnston and Peter Stanley have drawn on letters, diaries, and other contemporary sources to create a narrative that deftly blends scholarship with action and atmosphere. The result is a vivid account of the desert war from the perspective of Australian soldiers." "The story of the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Johnston, Mark, 1960-
Alamein.
South Melbourne, Vic. ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606926727
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Johnston; Peter Stanley
ISBN: 0195516303 9780195516302 0195553330 9780195553338
OCLC Number: 50494738
Description: xii, 314 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. The desert war and Australia. 1. 'A little war': North Africa, 1942. 2. 'Things don't look good': Crisis in the desert. 3. 'Nine Div': The 9th Australian Division --
Pt. 2. The July battle. 4. 'To defeat the enemy': Early July. 5. 'Come on, Australianos': 10 July. 6. 'A hot spot': 11-16 July. 7. 'Vigorous local action': 17-22 July. 8. 'The big push': Late July --
Pt. 3. Between battles. 9. 'A good month': August. 10. 'To reach the Suez Canal': Alam Halfa and Bulimba. 11. 'Born for this battle': September-October --
Pt. 4. The October battle. 12. 'Terrible night': 23-25 October. 13. Trig 29: 25-28 October. 14. 'Death and blood': 28-30 October. 15. 'Terrific infantry fighting': 30-31 October. 16. The Saucer: 31 October-1 November. 17. Victory in Egypt: November. 18. Epilogue: 'The desert is still full of dead men'.
Series Title: Australian Army history series.
Responsibility: Mark Johnston and Peter Stanley.
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Alamein was a decisive battle of the Second World War. Australian troops took a leading, and costly, part in the battle. Sixty years on Alamein and the North African war is virtually forgotten in  Read more...

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