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The Resource Battle scarred : the 47th Battalion in the First World War, Craig Deayton

Battle scarred : the 47th Battalion in the First World War, Craig Deayton

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Battle scarred : the 47th Battalion in the First World War
Title
Battle scarred
Title remainder
the 47th Battalion in the First World War
Statement of responsibility
Craig Deayton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
One of the shortest lived and most battle hardened of the 1st Australian Imperial Forces battalions, the 47th was formed in Egypt in 1916 and disbanded two years later having suffered one of the highest casualty rates of any Australian unit. Their story is remarkable for many reasons. Dogged by command and discipline troubles and bled white by the desperate attrition battles of 1916 and 1917, they fought on against a determined and skilful enemy in battles where the fortunes of war seemed stacked against them at every turn. Not only did they have the misfortune to be called into some of the A.I.F.s most costly campaigns, chance often found them in the worst places within those battles. Though their story is one of almost unrelieved tragedy, it is also story of remarkable courage, endurance and heroism. It is the story of the 1st A.I.F. itself - punished, beaten, sometimes reviled for their indiscipline, they fought on - fewer, leaner and harder - until final victory was won. And at its end, in an extraordinary gesture of mateship, the remnants of the 47th Battalion reunited. Having been scattered to other units after their disbandment, the survivors gathered in Belgium for one last photo together. Only 73 remained
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Deayton, Craig
Dewey number
940.41294
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Australian Army history collection
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  • Australia
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
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Battle scarred : the 47th Battalion in the First World War, Craig Deayton
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Previously published: 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053970899
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
ANZAC centenary commemorative release.
Extent
v, 426 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922132895
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Battle scarred : the 47th Battalion in the First World War, Craig Deayton
Publication
Copyright
Note
Previously published: 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053970899
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
ANZAC centenary commemorative release.
Extent
v, 426 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922132895
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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