Title: Desert Sand and Jungle Green – A Pictorial History of the 2/43rd Australian Infantry Battalion (Ninth Division) in the Second World War, 1939 – 1945

Author: Boss-Walker, Geoffrey

Condition: Very Good +

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 1948


Cover: Hard Cover missing Dust Jacket – 164 pages

Comments: The detailed history of the 2/43rd Infantry Battalion. 

Few, if any of the AIF battalions of the two wars, have published such a comprehensive pictorial history of their campaigns as is set out in this book of the 2/43rd Battalion. 

From a memorable day in July 1940, when the unit first received its name, till February, 1946, and its final disbandment, this history pictorially and factually presents the story of the battalion week by week and year by year.  There are the embarkations, and the transports; the training days, and the leaves in not-to-be forgotten towns. There are the grim reminders of hard campaigns, but more important, the happier reminders of the cobbers who shared the life with you. 

In Desert Sand and Jungle Green are 485 illustrations.  Some are official, but the rest are “off the record” and portray incidents well outside the scope of war photographers.  As the years pass and the sharpness of memory dims, you’ll be able to look through these pages and recapture the atmosphere of places visited; thrill with pride at the memory of bitter struggles; and most important, see your pals and probably yourself as you were in those days of fine comradeship with the old battalion.