Red Platypus; A Record of the Achievements of the 24th Australian Infantry Brigade Ninth Australian Division 1940-1945

Perth: Imperial Printing Company, 1946. Cloth. [Re-cased] 26.4 x 20.5cm, (6pp.) including Editorial note, Title page, Foreword, Contents, "Pte Tom Starecevich, V.C.', 7-84pp., (1p.) Honours and Awards pasted onto rear paste-down. Recased in green cloth covered boards with original front cover trimmed and pasted onto the top cover. Two small marks on original cover 2mm x 3mm above nad to the right of the title, and a very light stain below. Very good. Item #619

Conceived early in 1945 as a fifth anniversay book, by the time it was published in 1946 German and Japan were "writhing in the ashes of total defeat", thus elevating Red Platypus from 'anniversary souvenir' to 'Victory celebration' book. (from the Editorial note).

Price: $65.00

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