Title: Australian Military Uniforms 1800 – 1982
Author: Wedd, Monty
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 1982
Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 144 pages
Comments: This book is a pageant of Australian military history showing how the Australian Military Forces and their uniforms evolved over the years from the early Colonial days to the present. Each Colony is dealt with in order of its raising a Volunteer Force, then follow chapters on Federation, the two World Wars and their aftermath. There is detailed coverage not only of the evolution of the Army but also of the Navy, Air Force and Women’s Services.
There are 40 magnificent full colour plates and numerous black and white drawings [all by the author/artist] showing in meticulous detail the uniforms, badges, arms and accouterments. Today’s Australian Forces owe their existence to those remarkable individuals who, with pride, purpose and patriotism, donned uniforms at their own expense to defend their beloved Colony. This book tells their story for the first time and presents a splendid pictorial record of them and their successors. A must have title for the Australian uniform collector or for anyone with an interest in Australian military history.