Stokes, Joseph Placid, (Gunner), 1917-?

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Accession Number MSS1120
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 2 items
Object type Poem, Memoir
Maker Stokes, J P
Place made Australia: Western Australia
Date made 1985-1992
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/100/034
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

"Taradale to Tarakan". Memoir discusses the experiences of an artillery man in North Africa and the Pacific Theatres. Chapters cover the 14th battery training at Northam Camp, training in Palestine, at Amariya and Mersa Matruh, the Western Desert, Kairi and Ravenshoe and the assault and conquest of Tarakan. Also includes manuscript titled `We Return to the Western Desert', describing the return to Egypt of veterans from Germany, Italy, France, Greece and the Commonwealth to attend ceremonies commemorating the Battle of El Alamein, 1942. Includes vivid descriptions of Tel el Eisa then and now.