Bennett, Arthur Campbell (Major)

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Accession Number MSS1408
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 item
Object type Documents
Maker Bennett, Arthur Campbell
Date made 1981
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 232/002/040
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Memoirs titled "The Rough Infantry : Tales of World War II" relating to Major Bennett's enlistment in 1939, training at Puckapunyal and later Officer Training School Liverpool; training and social activities in Palestine and Egypt, active service against the Italians at Tobruk and Barce, retreat from Greece, duties in Syria, defence of Ceylon and return to Australia. The latter part of the account deals in detail with the campaigns in New Guinea, particularly in the Wau area. The memoirs detail the nature of jungle warfare, illness, supply problems and attitudes toward the Japanese enemy.