The Story of the Fifth Australian Division; Being an Authoratative Account of the Division's Doings in Egypt, France and Belgium. A. D. Ellis.

The Story of the Fifth Australian Division; Being an Authoratative Account of the Division's Doings in Egypt, France and Belgium

London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1920]. Original cloth. Octavo (242 x 170 mm.), xix, 468 pp., 18 pp. of plates, some folded, ill., maps, portraits, diagrams, original cloth with the rising sun tooled in gold on front board. Covers marked, spine faded, now protected by plastic cover, all edges browned, title page detached, mild foxing throughout, more extensive on a couple of pages, generally a very good copy of this early Australian Unit History. Very good. Item #649

The Fifth Division, AIF was formed in February 1916, including the 8th, 14th and 15th Brigades. It served at Fromelles in July 1916 with a great loss of life, on the Hindenburg Line in February 1917 and at Bullecourt. It later also fought at Ypres, Polygon Wood and Villers Bretonneux. Two colour plates depict colour patches worn by units of the division. Appendix 1 lists Winners of the Victoria Cross with full citations; Appendix 2 lists other honours and awards, Appendix 3 lists mentions in despatches, Appendix 4 lists deaths. Dornbusch, C.E. Australian military bibliography, 311
Trigellis-Smith, S. Shaping history: a bibliography of Australian army unit histories, 188.

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