2015, English, Book, Illustrated edition: History of the 9th Australian infantry battalion 1940-1945 / Ron H Mortensen. Mortensen, Ron H., (author.)

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History of the 9th Australian infantry battalion 1940-1945 / Ron H Mortensen
 
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Edition
  • First edition.
Physical Description
  • ii, 187 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits ; 30 cm.
Published
  • [Inala, Queensland] : Ron H Mortensen, 2015.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • History of the 9th Australian infantry battalion 1940-1945 /​ Ron H Mortensen.
Also Titled
  • History of the ninth Australian infantry battalion 1940-1945.
Author
  • Mortensen, Ron H., (author.)
Edition
  • First edition.
Published
  • [Inala, Queensland] : Ron H Mortensen, 2015.
Copyright
  • ©2015.
Content Types
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Carrier Types
  • volume
Physical Description
  • ii, 187 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits ; 30 cm.
Subjects
Summary
  • This is the history of the 9th Australian Infantry Battalion (Moreton Regiment) during their service in World War Two, defending Australia from a threatening invasion from Japan. This book covers their journey from training at Chermside, their movement to Caloundra in January 1942 where they came under the Command of the 'Brisbane Covering Force Sector', their entrainment to Townsville to defend Australia from a possible attack from Japan, their shipment to Milne Bay in July 1942 to defend the proposed airstrips there, Donadabu, their return to Australia for R &​ R, Madang, Siar and finally their movement to Bougainville in November 1944 to help rid the Island of Japanese. At Milne Bay the main part of the Battalion were to defend the South side of the Bay from any invasion attempt by the Japanese, the Japanese invaded the North shore and the Battalion's 'C' Company moved forward to the Number 3 Airstrip to support the 25th and 61st Battalions to defend the Strip. In Bougainville the 9th Battalion went into action first, fighting along the Numa Numa Trail at Little George Hill and Artillery Ridge. Later the Battalion moved into the Southern Sector of Bougainville with the rest of the 7th Brigade and fought their way inland to take the track junction at Mosigetta. Their 'B' Echelon fought against overwhelming odds to defend their position at Barara. After the Japanese surrendered in August 1945 the Battalion returned to Australia on the 9th November 1945 and the Battalion was finally disbanded on the 26th November 1945.
Contents
  • A Brief History
  • Chermside
  • Caloundra
  • Townsville
  • Milne Bay
  • Invasion Begins
  • Number 3 Strip
  • Donadabu
  • Cairns
  • Madang and Siar – Bougainville
  • Little George Hill
  • Sisivie and Arty Hill
  • Southern Sector Bougainville
  • Mosigetta
  • Barara
  • Relief of the 9th Battalion
  • Japanese Surrender
  • The 9th Battalion Comes Home
  • Nominal Roll.
Notes
  • Cover title.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9780987598110 :
Dewey Number
  • 940.540994
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