A thousand men at war: A history of the 2/16th Battalion, AIF

Malcolm Uren

Originally raised from Western Australian volunteers, the 2/16th had an outstanding record during the course of the Second World War. They served both in the Middle East during 1941 and then the South West Pacific from 1942 until 1945. Their battle honours include: North Africa, Kokoda Trail, Buna-Gona, Ramu Valley, Shaggy Ridge and Balikpapan. First published in 1959, this book by war correspondent Malcolm Uren tells of the sacrifices made by our forefathers, and brings to life what the 2/16th lived through in the dark years of 1939-1945.

Hard cover, photographs, 312 pages.