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The Resource Australia's war with France : the campaign in Syria and Lebanon, 1941, Richard James

Australia's war with France : the campaign in Syria and Lebanon, 1941, Richard James

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Australia's war with France : the campaign in Syria and Lebanon, 1941
Title
Australia's war with France
Title remainder
the campaign in Syria and Lebanon, 1941
Statement of responsibility
Richard James
Title variation
Australias war with France
Title variation remainder
the campaign in Syria and Lebanon, 1941
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eng
Summary
1941: Great Britain is fighting for its very existence. France has surrendered and installed Marshal Petain, an ageing reactionary, as head of a hostile new government at Vichy. The Allied outpost in Egypt, and the Suez Canal-its strategic jewel-are threatened on both sizes. To the west, Rommel is rampaging through North Africa. To the east, the Germans are arming rebels and fostering an uprising in British Iraq. Churchill's cabinet is reeling after disastrous campaign in Greece. There are fears of a German takeover in Vichy-controlled Syria and Lebanon, where a languishing French colonial army may fall in line with the Nazis. Churchill orders a disgruntled General Wavell to take the offensive, assuming that the French will not put up a fight against an Allied show of force. The only troops available are a division of Australians, the 7th: untested recruits, digging ditches in the Egyptian desert. This is the story of how the 7th Division came to fight against the Army of the Levant-Australia against France-in the rocky hills of Lebanon and the barren wastes of Syria. Contrary to Churchill's expectations, the French resisted viciously. The Australians won the war, but at the price of more than 400 young men, sons of Anzacs who had fought to defend France in the trenches of the western Front. The British were embarrassed, the campaign was forgotten, and the Australians who fought were dubbed 'the silent men.' No contemporary Australian historian has studied the conflict. British and French accounts exist, but fail to do justice to the Australian contribution. Through interviews with the veterans, archival records, and on-the-ground research, this book seeks to understand a neglected campaign and give it a proper place in Australian history
Summary
This is the story of how the 7th Division came to fight against the Army of the Levant-Australia against France-in the rocky hills of Lebanon and the barren wastes of Syria. Contrary to Churchill's expectations, the French resisted viciously. The Australians won the war, but at the price of more than 400 young men, sons of Anzacs who had fought to defend France in the trenches of the western Front. The British were embarrassed, the campaign was forgotten, and the Australians who fought were dubbed 'the silent men.' Through interviews with the veterans, archival records, and on-the-ground research, this book seeks to understand a neglected campaign and give it a proper place in Australian history.
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James, Richard
Dewey number
940.5424
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Australia
  • Australia
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adult
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the campaign in Syria and Lebanon, 1941
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Australia's war with France : the campaign in Syria and Lebanon, 1941, Richard James
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent
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000060855535
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 385 pages
Isbn
9781925520927
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(paperback)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
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(OCoLC)999440174
Label
Australia's war with France : the campaign in Syria and Lebanon, 1941, Richard James
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060855535
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 385 pages
Isbn
9781925520927
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)999440174

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