Barter, Margaret Ann

Accession Number MSS1528
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 item
Object type Papers
Maker Barter, Margaret Ann
Date made 1989
Access Open
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Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

This Ph.D thesis explores the collective experience of 2/2 Battalion members from October/November 1939 to disbandment in February 1946 as well as examining the men's varied and fluctuating responses to their fighting conditions as well as those of the long periods in between. The chapters deal with recruitment, training and departure from Australia, training in Palestine and Egypt, involvement in fighting in the Middle East, garrison duty, fighting in Papua, reconstructing the Battalion, the Aitape-Wewak operations, and demobilisation.