Title: Green Fields Beyond – A Biographical Honour Roll of the Australian Light Horse 1939-1947 & Australian Armoured Corps 1941-47 & Royal Australian Armoured Corps Post 1947
Author: Findlayson, David
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2012
Cover: Hard Cover without Dust Jacket (Laminated Boards) – 388 pages
Comments: The Green Fields Beyond is a biographical honour roll of members of the Australian Light Horse and Armoured Corps who have died on service since 1939.
This project is being published by the Royal Australian Armoured Corps Association, Victorian Branch, with the assistance of the Head of Corps, Royal Australian Armoured Corps.
It follows the style of memorial books that were published after the Great War. Each soldier has a small biography that covers family background and their service and death. It contains over 700 individual biographies from World War Two to Afghanistan. The Green Fields Beyond encompasses the final evolutions of the Australian Light Horse as it made the transition from horses to armoured vehicles. Armoured, Divisional Cavalry, Motor and Cavalry (Commando) Regiments are all included. Armoured units and formations from their inception in 1941 to current era show the history of Australian Armour.
The Green Fields Beyond establishes each historical period with a short explanation of developments and the role of different types of units. Barry Marriott has also selected a rich range of photos to provide a visual record of the life and times of Light Horse and Armoured Regiments since 1939.
Sources such as the Australian War Memorial, the Australian Army Tank Museum, RAAC Head of Corps Historical Collection and private collections have provided a wide selection of images many of which have not been published before.
The book is arranged in alphabetical order within units, with each section starting with a brief unit history and honour rolls. Annexes provide consolidated honour rolls for each period and Corps. The Green Fields Beyond will be of value to anyone with an interest in Australia’s mounted and mechanized forces.
The Green Fields Beyond has used a broad range of official material from organizations such as Central Army Records Office, The Australian Archives, the Australian War Memorial and the Commonwealth War Graves Office. Sources such as unit and official histories have also been consulted.
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