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Australian Battalion Commanders in the Second World War

Garth Pratten

Australian Battalion Commanders in the Second World War

by Garth Pratten

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Melbourne .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Australia. -- Australian Army -- History -- World War, 1939-1945,
  • Australia. -- Australian Army -- Infantry,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns,
  • Command of troops

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGarth Pratten.
    SeriesAustralian army history series
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD767.8 .P73 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 435 p. :
    Number of Pages435
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23683376M
    ISBN 109780521763455
    LC Control Number2009483293

    "Australian Battalion Commanders in the Second World War explores the background, role and conduct of the commanding officers of Australian infantry battalions during the Second World War. Battalion commanding officers were the lynchpins of the battlefield uniting the senior officers who planned with the soldiers who fought but they have received scant attention in contemporary military. Other titles in the Australian Army History Series Series editor David Horner Phillip Bradley The Battle for Wau: New Guinea’s Frontline – Mark Johnston The Proud 6th: An Illustrated History of the 6th Australian Division – Garth Pratten Australian Battalion Commanders in the Second World War.

    The 2/48th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army which served during the Second World War. Raised in Adelaide in South Australia in August , the battalion formed part of the 26th Brigade and was initially assigned to the 7th Division, although it was later transferred to the 9th Division in when it was deployed to the Middle : Australian Army. This is the leadership that did what was required of it—it kept the battalion’s fighting. It also produced a cohort of men who would draw on this experience to great effect as senior leaders in the Second World War. This book is a valuable addition to the historiography of the Australian experience of war.

      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 : Cambridge University Press. "Australian Battalion Commanders in the Second World War explores the background, role and conduct of the commanding officers of Australian infantry battalions during the Second World War. Battalion commanding officers were the lynchpins of the battlefield uniting the senior officers who planned with the soldiers who fought but they have.


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An additional benefit of the book is the overview it provides of the Australian Army’s campaigns during the Second World War. Dr Pratten highlights the deficiencies of the inter-war Australian Army, noting that even into the s, First World War experience was a ‘prerequisite for an appointment to battalion command’, increasing the.

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Despite their vital role as the lynchpins of the battlefield, uniting the senior officers with the soldiers who fought, the battalion. Other Australian Military Books on World War One; Other Country Battalion History; Medals Badges Uniforms Badges and Medals; School Education Anzac Day WWI Books; World War One Paintings - Posters - Art.

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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. The name commando has been applied to a variety of Australian special forces and light infantry units that have been formed since – The first Australian "commando" units were formed during the Second World War, where they mainly performed reconnaissance and long-range patrol roles during Australia's campaigns in New Guinea and Borneo, although other units such as M and Z Special Units.

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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. The 2/23rd Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army, which served during the Second World War.

Formed in June from primarily volunteers from Albury, New South Wales, the battalion served in North Africa in – as part of the 26th Brigade, which was assigned to the 7th Division, before being reassigned to the 9th : Australian Army.

The 2/8th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army that served during World War as part of the Second Australian Imperial Force at Melbourne, Victoria on 30 Octoberthe 2/8th was initially attached to the 17th Brigade, 6th was later transferred to the 19th Brigade and with this formation the battalion saw action in Egypt, Libya, Greece and Crete Branch: Australian Army.

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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. The 1st Parachute Battalion was a parachute infantry battalion of the Australian for service during the Second World War, it was formed in early from volunteers for airborne training.

Despite achieving a high level of readiness, the battalion did not see action during the war and was disbanded in early Branch: Australian Army. "Australian Battalion Commanders in the Second World War explores the background, role and conduct of the commanding officers of Australian infantry battalions during the Second World War.

Battalion commanding officers were the lynchpins of the battlefield uniting the senior officers who planned with the soldiers who fought but they have received scant attention in contemporary military history. I was pleasantly surprised by this study of Australian battalion commanders in World War II.

Not knowing what to expect, and aware that so much of Australian military history with regards to World War II is of a rah rah "they were all heroes" variety, I was happy to discover that this was a serious analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of Australian battalion commanders (in all theaters /5.

Australian Battalion Commanders in the Second World War (Australian Army History Series) eBook: Pratten, Garth: : Kindle Store/5(4).The 33rd Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian inthe battalion fought on the Western Front during World War was disbanded after the war, but later re-raised as a part-time unit based in New South the inter war years, it was amalgamated with other battalions a couple of times before being re-raised in its own right in Branch: Australian Army.The evolution of infantry battalion commanders in the First World War progressed from a pre-war system based mainly on promotion by seniority to one largely based on merit.

It remained a weighted process, however, favouring the professional officer, particularly during the first two years, and biased against the Size: 2MB.