The Proud 6th Division An Illustrated History 1939-46
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The Proud 6th Division An Illustrated History 1939-46


The Proud 6th  An Illustrated History 1939 - 1946 by M Johnston

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The Proud 6th Division History WW2



The Australian 6th Division was known to every all in Australia during World War II. At the time, it was regarded as a bastion of Australia's defence. It was the first Australian division raised in the WW2, and the first division to go overseas and also the first to fight.
Its success in that fight, in Libya in 1941, indicated that the Australian Military standard established in the Great War would be continued.

The battalions that made up the Sixth Division were: 
2/1st, 2/2nd, 2/3rd, 2/5th, 2/6th, 2/7th, 2/4th, 2/8th, and 2/11th.


Artillery regiments and auxiliary forces:

2/1st Field Regiment, RAA (New South Wales)
2/2nd Field Regiment, RAA (Victoria)
2/3rd Field Regiment, RAA (South Australia, Western Australia, Darwin and NSW)
2/5th Field Regiment, RAA (Queensland and Tasmania) - Converted to 2/1st Anti-Tank Regiment
2/1st Australian Machine-Gun Regiment
2/1st Australian Pioneer Battalion
6th Australian Divisional Cavalry
2/1st Field Company, RAE - Sydney, New South Wales
2/2nd Field Company, RAE - Melbourne, Victoria
2/3rd Field Company, RAE - Tasmania/Western Australia/South Australia
2/1st Field Park Company, RAE - Queensland 

Campaigns that with fought include:

Libya, Greece, Crete, Lebanon, Kokoda, Wau-Salamaua, Aitape-Wewak New Guinea.

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184 x 240 x 26
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Heavy Pictorial Hard Boards

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