Title: Through  – The Story of Signals 8 Australian Division and Signals A.I.F. Malaya

Author: Jacobs, J W and Bridgland R J

Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 1949


Cover: Hard Cover without Dust Jacket – 271 pages

Comments: The detailed history of the 8 Division Signals – now scarce in any edition! Inscription on the half title page, minor shelf wear, some highlighting inside the book otherwise a very good copy of a rare book.

The 8th Division of the Australian Army was formed to serve in World War II, as part of the Second Australian Imperial Force, who were in turn, part of the Allies of World War II. The 8th Division was raised from regular army units and new, all-volunteer infantry brigades, from July 1940 onwards.

As war with Japan loomed in 1941, the division was divided into four separate forces, which were deployed in different parts of the Asia-Pacific region. All of these formations were destroyed as fighting forces by the end of February 1942. Most members of the division became prisoners of war, and a large number died in captivity.

Some water staining to some pages at the back and does not detract from the overall condition of the book. 5cm split to the material of the spine at edge. Binding still reasonably tight.

Previously owned by a member of the unit VX2376 Capt K.Code.  The soldier’s details are inscribed on the page opposite the half title page.

Otherwise in very good condition.

Includes: Honours and awards, KIA, DOW, Accidentally Killed, Missing presumed dead, lists those died whilst POW & nominal roll.