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The History of the Fiji Military Forces 1939-1945

Howlett, R A

Editorial: Fiji Military Forces Historical Committee/ Hitcombe and Tombs,, London/Christchurch, 1948
Condición: VG Encuadernación de tapa dura
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The part played by the Fiji military forces during WWII is well covered in this history published in 1948. Brigadier J G C Wales, Commanadant Fiji Forces in 1942- 43 summed up the establishment of the force in his foreward to the history: "In the first days of the war, with no military history or tradition behind them, these carefree, happy, peace-loving people volunteered in large numbers. With equipment then at the low ebb of sticks for rifles and stones for granades they did all that was asked of them, enduring long hours of strenuous training, wearing unaccustomed clothes and boots and learning to eat strange and unaccustomed army food. .soon a complete brigade of Fijian soldiers, with Fijian, English, Australian and New Zealand officers and NCOS looked for a wider sphere of action. Natural born scouts, unsurpassed with the bayonet, their drill excellent and their marksmanship the best I have ever seen, they bacame the Fiji Military Forces'. From 1942 to the end of the war they played their part in the forwatrd areas of the Pacific winning many honours, including the Victoria Cross." This history of the Force initially deals with its general establishment and deployments from 1941-1945, followed by a roll of honour, honours and awards, demobilistaion and a nominal roll. Then, brief histories of each of the 40+ individual units that constituted the force occupy the final section of the book. First edition on 1948 published by the Force Historical Committee/Whitcpmbe. and Tombs. 267 pages, 40+ b/w photos, three full page b/w drawings by D Mowatt, five maps including fold out map Bougainville operational area. Red and green hard covers are VG with black titles to front, quarter-bound with green fabric spine strip, bumps and wear to corners, light wear upper lower edges, unobtrusive circle impression to rear board , ink gift inscription dated 1949 to FFEP, text block otherwise VG+. The fold out map has browning and chips to lower edge caused by misalignment of fold, tape repairs to tear on one panel. Copies of this book are rare. N° de ref. de la librería 004630

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Título: The History of the Fiji Military Forces 1939...

Editorial: Fiji Military Forces Historical Committee/ Hitcombe and Tombs,, London/Christchurch

Año de publicación: 1948

Encuadernación: Hard Covers

Ilustrador: Photos, Art; Maps

Condición del libro:VG

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Edición: 1st

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