Stand Easy: The Australian Military Forces

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Stand Easy

After The Defeat of Japan, 1945

Published for The Australian Military Forces by Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1945, [First Edition], colour frontispiece, colour and black and white plates, colour and black and white illustrations throughout, illustrated end-papers, hardcover with illustrated cloth boards

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, (see photographs)

"The preparation of this volume was commenced early in 1945 when members of the Army, following a practice introduced with "Khaki and Green" in 1943, were invited to take part in a competition for contributions.  This produced the usual excellent results and the book was ready for the printer in August.
By then the Australian Army was fighting along an inland front from Bougainville to Borneo - a battle-line stretching across the north of Australia, longer than the distance from Sydney to Perth, and equal to the distance from the Normandy beaches to the Persian Gulf.  In those days the commonest phrase on the lips of Australians - servicemen and women and civilians alike - was "Up North", and it was intended to publish the book under this title ..."

 


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