5th A History of the 2/5th Australian Battalion AIF WW2

5th  A History of the 2/5th Australian Battalion AIF WW2

All the King's Enemies: A History of the 2/5th Australian Infantry Battalion 1939-1945
by S. Trigellis-Smith

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This is the Battalion History book for the 2/5th Australian Infantry Battalion WW2. The title, 'All the King's Enemies' has a special significance, because 2/5th Australian Infantry Battalion and 2/3rd Battalion, were the only two Battalions to go into action  against all the King's enemies during World War Two. The 2/5th's soldiers fought the campaigns in Libya against the Italians, in Greece against the Germans, in Syria against the Vichy French and in New Guinea against the Japanese.

Raised in Melbourne in October 1939 as part of 17 Brigade, 6 Division, the 2/5th sailed for the Middle East in April 1940 and took part in Australia's first battle at Bardia in 1941. They were still in action in New Guinea with the war finished. Nearly 3000 young men served with the battalion during six years of warm including 49 sets of brothers and one father and son. The battalion's Battle Honours reveal their many actions: North Africa 1940-42; Bardia 1941; Capture of Tobruk 1941; Greece 1941; Syria 1941; Merjauyn, Damour, South West Pactific 1942-45; Wau; Bobdubi II; Mubo II; Mount Tambu; Komiatum, Liberation of Australian New Guinea; Perimbil; Balif; Yamil-Ulupu; Kapoibus-Kiarivu.

A member of the unit summed up the service of the 2/5th when he wrote "we won no Victoria Crosses, we were not famous but we proved ourselves at Bardia and for sheer dependability and duty well done, we have no better.' This is the history of a fine battalion and the men who served in it when the country and free world was in need.

  • Nominal Roll ? :- Nominal , Casualty Honour and wounded rolls
  • Dimensions in mm : 175 x 255 x 30
  • Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB): Heavy Pictorial Hard Boards
  • Book Condition: PERFECT - NEW BOOK
  • Weight in grams: 1050

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