"The Eleventh" History of the 11th Australian Infantry Battalion 1914-1919, is a monumental work in memory of that fine Western Australian Battalion.
The author Wes Olson has investigated primary source reference material to uncover new records and information about the 11th Battalion AIF. An enormous amount of research was undertaken and information gleaned resulted in the early decision to produce a two volume history of the 11th Battalion. Thus, this book Volume One covers the formation of the Battalion and its Gallipoli operations, Volume II will record the history of the Battalion on the Western Front.
This massive book weighs 1.6 kg and totals 537 pages. The detailed narrative is supported by numerous photographs, no doubt the most photographs ever assembled in a book - solely about the Australian 11th Battalion WW1.
Within the book there are comprehensive named lists of soldiers including a Nominal Roll, Roll of Honour, and recipients of Decorations and Awards. Surprisingly the author has listed the 11th Battalion casualties in all the major actions like the Landing (including all those believed present that day), the 4 May Gaba Tepe raid, 28 June stunt and Leane's Trench - these lists would be of huge interest to medal collectors and family history researchers.
Unit histories of this calibre are sought after and once out of print then become virtually unobtainable at realistic prices.