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Armies of Empire : The 9th Australian and 50th British Divisions in Battle 1939-1945  : The Australian Army History Series - Allan Converse

Armies of Empire : The 9th Australian and 50th British Divisions in Battle 1939-1945

The Australian Army History Series

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Armies of Empire uniquely reflects upon the experience of two divisions from different armies facing similar challenges in the Second World War.

The 9th Australian Division and the British 50th (Northumbrian) Division both saw long service and suffered heavy casualties, and both encountered morale, discipline and battlefield effectiveness problems.

In this illuminating, comparative study of Australian and British divisions at war, Allan Converse draws extensively on primary sources as well as recent scholarship on morale and combat efficiency. His fresh approach questions the popular mythology surrounding the Australian Digger and the British Tommy, and shows how it was a combination of leadership, loyalty and tactics, rather than intrinsic national qualities, which resulted in victory for Churchill's armies.

About the Author

Allan Converse is Lecturer in History at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.

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3.0

One for the millitary enthusiast

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  • Continually Relevant
  • Deeply Informative
  • Groundbreaking Research
  • Well Written

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This is a book for millitary professionals and enthusiasts focussing mainly on the problems of organisation amd maintenancc of 2 army units as fighting machines rather than on their campaigns,victories and defeats. Great detail of the inner wokings and backed by a vast bibliography

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different to the usual

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    You set very high standards when you quote your delivery times. I generally halve it

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    Photographs viii
    Maps xi
    Tables xii
    Acknowledgements xiii
    Abbreviations xiv
    1. Two roads to Alamein p. 1
    2. Playing at soldiers: 1919-40 p. 19
    3. Baptisms of fire: 1940-41 p. 56
    4. At the peak: 1942-43 p.101
    5. The loosening bonds p.141
    6. We pressed on p.182
    Conclusion: The ideal and the sufficient p.234
    Appendices p.242
    Notes p.256
    Bibliography p.318
    Index p.338
    Table of Contents provided by Cambridge University Press. All Rights Reserved.

    ISBN: 9780521194808
    ISBN-10: 0521194806
    Series: Australian Army History
    Audience: Professional
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 347
    Published: 15th March 2011
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.9  x 3.2
    Weight (kg): 0.703