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battle kindle scarred ebok Battle Scarred PDF/EPUBLived and most battle hardened of the 1st Australian Imperial Force’s battalions the 47th was formed in Egypt in 1916 and disbanded two years later having suffered one of the highest casualty rates of any Australian unit Their story is remarkable for many reasons Dogged by command and discipline troubles and bled white by the desperate attrition battles of 1916 and 1917 they fought on against a determined and skilful enemy in battles where the fortunes of war seemed stacked against them at every turnNot only did they have the misfortune to be called into some of the AIF’s most costly campaigns chance often found them in the worst places within those battles Finally at the Battle of Dernancourt they fought in the 4th Division’s titanic struggle to save Amiens from the great German offensive of 1918 It was at Dernancourt that the 47th Battalion found itself squarely in the path of the heaviest attack ever faced by Australians in this or any war.

Lived and most battle hardened of the 1st Australian Imperial Force’s battalions the 47th was formed in Egypt in 1916 and disbanded two years later having suffered one of the highest casualty rates of any Australian unit Their story is remarkable for many reasons Dogged by command and discipline troubles and bled white by the desperate attrition battles of 1916 and 1917 they fought on against a determined and skilful enemy in battles where the fortunes of war seemed stacked against them at every turnNot only did they have the misfortune to be called into some of the AIF’s most costly campaigns chance often found them in the worst places within those battles Finally at the Battle of Dernancourt they fought in the 4th Division’s titanic struggle to save Amiens from the great German offensive of 1918 It was at Dernancourt that the 47th Battalion found itself squarely in the path of the heaviest attack ever faced by Australians in this or any war.

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❴Reading❵ ➸ Battle Scarred Author Craig Deayton – Tyrakel.de ‘The dead and wounded of the 47th Battalion lay everywhere underfoot’With these words Charles Bean Australia’s Official War Historian described the battlefield of Dernancourt on the morning of t‘The dead and wounded of the 47th Battalion lay everywhere underfoot’With these words Charles Bean Australia’s Official War Historian described the battlefield of Dernancourt on the morning of the 5th of April 1918 strewn with the bodies of the Australian dead It was the final tragic chapter in the story of the 47th Australian Infantry Battalion in the First World WarThe 47th Battalion fought in some of the First World War’s bloodiest battles From their first calamitous experience of war under the terrible shell fire of Pozieres to the costly and futile attacks on Mouquet Farm and the frigid winters on the Somme they suffered through the fighting on the Western Front in 1916 In April of 1917 they were trapped and almost surrounded at 1st Bullecourt A mere eight weeks later they ‘hopped the bags’ at Messines where they lost over half their number In October they fought and died by the score in the mud of PasschendaeleOne of the shortest.

Battle Scarred PDF µ Hardcover

Battle Scarred PDF µ Hardcover

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