1922 History of 40th Battalion AIF 1916-19 Messines Somme Ypres Amiens FORTIETH
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THE FORTIETH A Record of the 40th Battalion A.I.F. ' by F. C. Green with a forward from Sir John Monash . Green was a Captain in the Battalion and Adjutant. He collected much of the information required to write this history before the Battalion left France at the end of the war. He compiled the text with the assistance of the numerous battalion members and numerous written documents/battalion diary/information.
The book was first published in 1922.
The book being offered is a professionally produced reprint of that history.
It is a true reproduction of the 1922 1st edition. Of course the value of an original copy of this history which was quite scarce is close to 750 dollars. Even these reprints escalate in value when they to become out of print. Here is your chance to obtain this book that can be treasured as a hand me down Family History Book. Follows the 40th Battalion's 1st AIF history from its formation in Tasmania. The 40th was in some of the most severe fighting on the Western Front in the last two years of the war. Taking part in the Battles of Messines and Passchendaele ( 3rd Ypres) in 1917. In October 1917 during the battle for Broodseinde Ridge Sergeant Lewis McGee of B Company performed the act of valour that earned him the Victoria Cross. In April 1918, the Battalion received much credit for its work against the German offensives at Morlancourt . Later it took part in the Battle of Amiens on the 8th August 1918 which started the collapse of the German forces. The Battalion won the town of Bray-sur-Somme single handed as the advance to the Hindenburg line developed, and its final action was the successful breaching of that line. Detailed text with 12 maps, Indexed.
By war's end the Battalion and Tasmania had suffered the loss of 475 killed, 1714 wounded.
A prime source for genealogists and military historians. 40th Battalion medal or genealogy research !
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