Description

Title: The Kookaburra’s Cut-Throats – Volume 3

Author: Dandy, Philip

Condition: Near Mint

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 2002

ISBN: 095857801

Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket –  Pages 424 to 716

Comments: The history of the 7th Australian Division during World War 2. Now out of print and scarce.

The 7th Division of the Australian Military Forces was raised in February 1940 to serve in World War II, as part of the Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF). The division was raised on the British establishment of nine infantry battalions per division and consisted of two new brigades and three of the original 12 battalions of the 6th Division forming the third brigade.

The 7th is sometimes known by the nickname “The Silent Seventh”, due to a perception that its achievements were unrecognised, in comparison to the other Australian divisions. The origin of this belief appears to be censorship of the part played by the 7th Division in the fierce fighting in the 1941 Syria-Lebanon campaign.

The 7th Division along with the 6th and 9th Australian Divisions were the only divisions to serve in the both the Middle East and the South West Pacific Area.

The following infantry battalions were part of the 7th Division:

    2/9 Battalion
    2/10 Battalion
    2/12 Battalion
    2/14 Battalion
    2/16 Battalion
    2/25 Battalion
    2/27 Battalion
    2/31 Battalion
    2/33 Battalion