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Across the Sea to War

Across the Sea to War

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Across the Sea to War

Across the Sea to War

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Product Overview

Product No:
15997
Author:
Peter Plowman
Publisher:
Rosenberg Publishing
ISBN:
9781877058066
Edition Date:
July 2003
Pages:
400
Size:
150 x 225 x 26 mm
Weight:
817 g
Format:
Paperback
Sales Rank:
5553 (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Australia and New Zealand have a proud record of sending troops overseas to fight for Great Britain when conflicts have arisen over the years. This book chronicles the transporting of these troops by ship to overseas destinations, starting with the Sudan Campaign in 1865, which was followed by participation in the Boer War at the turn of the century.

The first major international conflict to involve Australian and New Zealand troops was the First World War. During the first year of the conflict, troops travelled to the war zone in convoys, but these were dispensed with, as German naval forces were driven from the seas. These three conflicts are covered in the opening chapters.

The majority of the book is an in-depth coverage of the troop convoys of the Second World War.

This is a story that has never been told before, about an aspect of war that has been largely overlooked by military historians. However, without the convoys, the outcome of the entire war would have been very different.

This is far more than a book about ships, or the war in general. It is a very different, yet highly compelling story of men thrust into dangerous situations, who coped with daily life with the courage and humour that was typical of the average soldier.

This book will be an essential addition to the library of anyone with an interest in military history, naval history, maritime history, the Second World War, or the great liners of the past.

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