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From ANZAC to the Hindenburg Line The History of the 9th Battalion A.I.F. 1914 - 1918 '
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From ANZAC to the Hindenburg Line The History of the 9th Battalion A.I.F. 1914 - 1918 ' by N.K. Harvey.

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9th Battalion AIF From ANZAC to the Hindenburg Line MILITARY HISTORY  by N.K. Harvey.
This is the Official Battalion History compiled and written with the assistance of the 9th Battalion Association, numerous battalion members, Omrah Association and numerous written documents/diary/information.
The book was first published in 1941. The book being offered is a professionally
produced reprint of that history. It is a true reproduction of the 1941
1st edition. This is one of the rarest of the Australian Military Unit Histories, as
it was printed during World War Two. Of course the value of an original copy
of this history is close to one thousand dollars. Even these reprints escalate
in value when they become out of print. Here is your chance to obtain this book
that can be treasured as a hand me down Family History Book.

The History follows the 9th Battalion 1st AIF history from its formation in Brisbane. The 9th was part of the covering force for the Landing on Gallipoli. In fact, the 9th Battalion were the first soldiers ashore on the 25th April 1915.
Original Military Camp of 9th BattalionCovers Training at Enoggera Brisbane (see pic ) and later in Egypt.

First day landing of the Battalion on ANZAC Gallipoli and the many Battles on the Western Front (see below). Large history, very detailed text with 27 maps, diagrams, 51 b&w pic Illustrations. Indexed.

Abbreviated History 9th Battalion 
The 9th Battalion was among the first infantry units raised for the AIF during the First World War. It was the first   battalion recruited in Queensland, and with the 10th, 11th and 12th Battalions it formed the 3rd Brigade. The battalion was raised within weeks of the declaration
of war in August 1914 and embarked just two months later. After preliminary
training, the battalion sailed to Egypt, arriving in early December. The 3rd
Brigade was the covering force for the ANZAC landing on 25 April 1915, and so
was the first ashore at around 4.30 am. The battalion was heavily involved in
establishing and defending the front line of the ANZAC beachhead. It served
at ANZAC until the evacuation in December 1915. After the withdrawal from Gallipoli, the battalion returned to Egypt. It was split to help form the 49th Battalion and bought up to strength with reinforcements. In March 1916 the battalion sailed for France and the Western Front. From then until 1918 the battalion took part in operations against the German Army. The battalion’s first major action in France was at Pozières in the Somme valley. The 9th Battalion attacked on the
extreme right of the line and it was during this action that Private John Leak
won, with the bayonet, the battalion’s only Victoria Cross. Later the battalion
fought at Ypres, in Flanders, before returning to the Somme for winter. In 1917
the battalion moved back to Belgium for the advance to the Hindenburg Line,
and in March and April1918 helped stop the German spring offensive. The battalion
participated in the great allied offensive of 1918 and fought near Amiens on
8 August. The advance by British and empire troops was the greatest success
in a single day on the Western Front, one that German General Erich Ludendorff
described as “the black day of the German Army in this war”. The battalion continued operations until late September 1918. At 11 am on 11 November 1918, the guns fell silent. The November armistice was followed by the peace treaty of Versailles, signed on 28 June 1919. In November 1918 members of the AIF began to return to Australia for demobilisation and discharge. On 5 February 1919, the 9th and 10th Battalions were amalgamated..
  Battalion Honours
  # Somme 1916 # Somme 1918 # Pozieres # Bullecourt # Ypres 1917 # Menin Road
  # Polygon Wood # Broodseinde # Poelcappelle # Passchendaele # Lys # Hazebrouck
  # Kemmel # Amiens # Albert 1918 # Hindenburg Line # Hindenburg Line # Epehy
  # France and Flanders 1916-1918 # ANZAC # Landing at ANZAC # Defence at ANZAC
  # Suvla # Sari Bair
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Book Condition:
Outer Cover on Book:
Soft Cover
Total Pages:
300pp,with 27 maps & diagrams,& 51 Illustrations
Publication Date:
2009 reprint (original pub 1941)
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