First in, Last out – the Australian Navy at Gallipoli Swinden & Frame

First in, Last out – the Navy at Gallipoli By T R Frame and G J Swinden

Records the history of the AE2 submarine and the Australian Naval Bridging Train during the Gallipoli Campaign. The Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train was a unique unit of the Royal Australian Navy. It was active only during the First World War and then only for two years on Gallipoli and the Sinai. All the men were reservists, and many were much older than the regular recruits. The Navy engineers, or sappers as they are known in the Army, operated generally on work connected with the sea, working on Gallipoli piers and the Suez Canal. The term ‘train’ relates to the horse-drawn wagons that would move in a train carrying the unit’s heavy timber, building materials and equipment needed to build roads, railways and bridges. The unit was en route to England to be trained in pontoon bridge construction when it was diverted to Gallipoli by the Royal Navy.

The book also records the history of the AE2 POWs during the campaign.

Importantly, a detailed nominal roll completes this worthwhile history of these units.

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Book Condition:
Book in very good condition. Minor wear to board edges
Outer Cover on Book:
Hard Boards with Dust Jacket

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