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The Resource Pioneers of Australian armour : in the Great War, David A Finlayson & Michael K Cecil

Pioneers of Australian armour : in the Great War, David A Finlayson & Michael K Cecil

Label
Pioneers of Australian armour : in the Great War
Title
Pioneers of Australian armour
Title remainder
in the Great War
Statement of responsibility
David A Finlayson & Michael K Cecil
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pioneers of Australian Armour tells the story of the only Australian mechanised units of the Great War. The 1st Australian Armoured Car Section, later the1st Australian Light Car Patrol, and the Special Tank Section were among the trailblazers of mechanisation and represented the cutting edge of technology on the Great War battlefield. The 1st Armoured Car Section was raised in Melbourne in 1916, the brainchild of a group of enthusiasts who financed, designed and then built two armoured cars. Having persuaded the Australian Army of the vehicles' utility in the desert campaign, the Armoured Car Section, later re-equipped with Model T Fords and retitled the 1st Australian Light Car Patrol, provided valuable service until well after the Armistice. The First World War also saw the emergence of the tank which, despite unpromising beginnings, was to realise its potential in the crucial 1918 battles of Hamel and Amiens. A British Mark IV tank which toured Australia in 1918 demonstrated the power of this new weapon to an awestruck Australian public. Much of the story of the armoured cars is told in the voices of the original members of the section and in newspaper articles of the time which highlight the novelty of these vehicles. Painstaking research has produced a remarkable collection of images to accompany the narrative, many never previously published. Biographies of the members of these extraordinary units are also a feature of this book, their stories told from the cradle to the grave. Appendixes provide a wealth of supporting biographical and technical information that enriches the text and adds factual detail
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Finlayson, David A
Dewey number
940.412
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cecil, Michael K.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Armoured vehicles, Military
  • Tanks (Military science)
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Pioneers of Australian armour : in the Great War, David A Finlayson & Michael K Cecil
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Scheduled to be published August 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 352-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1 --Timeline --Introduction --The First Australian Armoured Car Section --The Libyan Desert -- Sinai -- The Battle of Beersheba / Palestine -- The Dead Sea -- The Battle of Megiddo -- The Motor Dash on Aleppo -- After the Armistice -- The Battle with the Kurdish Bandits -- Dramatis Personae of the Motor Patrol -- The men of the original Armoured Car Section -- The reinforcements -- Old soldiers fading away ? Pt. 2 -- Timeline ? Introduction -- Reality- the first experiences of tank support -- Perception - the Australian public's view -- A real tank for Australia -- Dramatis Personae -- Home Services and Permanent Military Forces -- Old Soldiers -- Appendix A Honours and Decorations -- Appendix B Australian Imperial Force Nominal Roll -- Appendix C Nominal Roll: lst Australian Armoured Car Section, Battery and 1st Australian Light Car Patrol 1916-1919 -- Appendix D Other Military Service: 1st Australian Armoured Car Section/Battery and 1st Australian Light Car Patrol 1916-1919 -- Appendix E Nominal Roll: United Kingdom Personnel, attached 1st Australian Armoured Car Battery and 1st Australian Light Car Patrol 1916-1919. (Incomplete) -- Appendix F Vehicles and Vehicle Records of 1st Australian Armoured Car Section/Batteryand 1st Australian Light Car Patrol 1916-1919 -- Appendix G Notes on the establishment of a Light Car Patrol, 1941 -- Appendix H 5th Cavalry Division Narrative of Operations (19th September to 3lst October 1918) -- Appendix I Nominal Roll: Tank Personnel 1918 -- Appendix J Mk. IV (Female) Tank Technical Details -- Appendix K Notes on Tank Driving -- Appendix L Crewing a Mk. IV Tank: Martin Pegler's Account
Control code
000054839443
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 376 pages
Isbn
9781925275261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimilies
System control number
(OCoLC)910665000
Label
Pioneers of Australian armour : in the Great War, David A Finlayson & Michael K Cecil
Publication
Note
Scheduled to be published August 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 352-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1 --Timeline --Introduction --The First Australian Armoured Car Section --The Libyan Desert -- Sinai -- The Battle of Beersheba / Palestine -- The Dead Sea -- The Battle of Megiddo -- The Motor Dash on Aleppo -- After the Armistice -- The Battle with the Kurdish Bandits -- Dramatis Personae of the Motor Patrol -- The men of the original Armoured Car Section -- The reinforcements -- Old soldiers fading away ? Pt. 2 -- Timeline ? Introduction -- Reality- the first experiences of tank support -- Perception - the Australian public's view -- A real tank for Australia -- Dramatis Personae -- Home Services and Permanent Military Forces -- Old Soldiers -- Appendix A Honours and Decorations -- Appendix B Australian Imperial Force Nominal Roll -- Appendix C Nominal Roll: lst Australian Armoured Car Section, Battery and 1st Australian Light Car Patrol 1916-1919 -- Appendix D Other Military Service: 1st Australian Armoured Car Section/Battery and 1st Australian Light Car Patrol 1916-1919 -- Appendix E Nominal Roll: United Kingdom Personnel, attached 1st Australian Armoured Car Battery and 1st Australian Light Car Patrol 1916-1919. (Incomplete) -- Appendix F Vehicles and Vehicle Records of 1st Australian Armoured Car Section/Batteryand 1st Australian Light Car Patrol 1916-1919 -- Appendix G Notes on the establishment of a Light Car Patrol, 1941 -- Appendix H 5th Cavalry Division Narrative of Operations (19th September to 3lst October 1918) -- Appendix I Nominal Roll: Tank Personnel 1918 -- Appendix J Mk. IV (Female) Tank Technical Details -- Appendix K Notes on Tank Driving -- Appendix L Crewing a Mk. IV Tank: Martin Pegler's Account
Control code
000054839443
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 376 pages
Isbn
9781925275261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimilies
System control number
(OCoLC)910665000

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