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The Resource Australian battalion commanders in the Second World War, Garth Pratten, (electronic resource)

Australian battalion commanders in the Second World War, Garth Pratten, (electronic resource)

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Australian battalion commanders in the Second World War
Title
Australian battalion commanders in the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
Garth Pratten
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Australian Battalion Commanders in the Second World War, Garth Pratten explores, for the first time, the background, role and conduct of the commanding officers of Australian infantry battalions in World War II. Despite their vital role as the lynchpins of the battlefield, uniting the senior officers with the soldiers who fought, the battalion commanders have previously received scant attention in contemporary military history. This book redresses the balance, providing a gripping, meticulously researched and insightful account that charts the development of Australia's infantry commanding officers from part-time, ill-prepared, amateurs to seasoned veterans who, although still not professional soldiers, deserved the title of professional men of war. Drawing on extensive and original archival material, Pratten recreates battle scenes and brings to light many diverse personalities. It is a story of men confronting the timeless challenges of military leadership – mastering their own fear and discomfort - in order to motivate and inspire their troops to endure the maelstrom of war.--
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UkCbUP
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1973-
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Pratten, Garth
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Australian Army history series
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Australia
  • Command of troops
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Australian battalion commanders in the Second World War, Garth Pratten, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139194686
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'A battalion commander, he's everything' ; 'Completely untrained for war':forming the AIF, 1939-1940 ; 'We were learning then': the AIF's Mediterranean campaigns, 1941 ; Desert epilogue: El Alamein, 1942 ; Victims of circumstance: battalion command in the 8th Division ; 'No place for half-hearted measures': Australia and Papua, 1940-1942 ; 'There is no mystery in jungle fighting': New Guinea 1943-44 ; 'Experienced, toughened, competent': 1945 -- Conclusion: 'The CO is just one of a team' -- Appendix 1: The demographics of battalion commanders 1939-1945 -- Appendix 2: Periods of command
Control code
CR9781139194686
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 435 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139194686
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)857492592
Label
Australian battalion commanders in the Second World War, Garth Pratten, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139194686
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'A battalion commander, he's everything' ; 'Completely untrained for war':forming the AIF, 1939-1940 ; 'We were learning then': the AIF's Mediterranean campaigns, 1941 ; Desert epilogue: El Alamein, 1942 ; Victims of circumstance: battalion command in the 8th Division ; 'No place for half-hearted measures': Australia and Papua, 1940-1942 ; 'There is no mystery in jungle fighting': New Guinea 1943-44 ; 'Experienced, toughened, competent': 1945 -- Conclusion: 'The CO is just one of a team' -- Appendix 1: The demographics of battalion commanders 1939-1945 -- Appendix 2: Periods of command
Control code
CR9781139194686
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 435 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139194686
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)857492592

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