AMATEUR SOLDIER : An Australian Machine Gunner`s Memories of World War II

By: Bellair, John

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viii, + 168pp., intext b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Art-illustrated (Graham McKenzie) card wrapper nominally edgeworn, and bumped on foredge corners. Textblock unmarked. The author joined the A.I.F. as a private soldier in 1939, and served for six years in England, North Africa, Greece, Crete, Syria and New Guinea. He was commissioned in 1940, in the 2nd/1st Australian Machine Gun Battalion, and commanded a platoon in the Greek Campaign. He was, for six months,. personal assistant to Lieutenent-General Sir Leslie Morshead, and for the last half of the war was a Company Commander of the 2nd/3rd Australian Machine Gun Battalion. This is his story . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Foreword, Introduction, 14 chapters. Glossary. Book weight approx. 250g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.

Title: AMATEUR SOLDIER : An Australian Machine Gunner`s Memories of World War II

Author Name: Bellair, John

Categories: Military Biography, Australian Military History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Spectrum Publications: 1984

ISBN Number: 0867860642

ISBN Number 13: 9780867860641

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 013499

Keywords: Military Biography, Australia, Army (Australia), World War (1939-1945), Australian MacHine Gun Battalions (2/3rd, 2/1st), Personal Narratives, Memoirs, Bellair, John