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History Australian 2 17th Battalion B Company AIF WW2

History Australian 2 17th Battalion B Company AIF WW2

"B" Company Second Seventeenth InFantry by H D Wells : used book

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This book is signed by D Stewart nx73422 C Company of the Battalion.

The battalion were present during the attack to capture Tobruk at Easter. The 2/17th held against German tanks and enemy infantry advance . The battle proved to be a success for the Battalion as the German tanks were destroyed. Corporal John Edmondson was posthumously awarded Australia’s first Victoria Cross. It was during the Battle of El Alamein that the battalion performed with distinction from 23 October to 5 November 1942.
After returning to Australia to fight the Japanese, the battalion made an amphibious landing at Lae and Finschhafen.

  • Total Pages: 170
  • Publication Date: 1984
  • Dimensions in mm : 140 x 210 x 12
  • Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB): Stiff Card Boards Printed Laminate
  • Comment: 1st edition and collectable Quality
  • Book Condition: used book with some light scuffs to cover otherwise no problems

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