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Australian Army logistics 1943-1945

Mallett, Ross A., History, Australian Defence Force Academy, UNSW


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  • Title:
    Australian Army logistics 1943-1945
  • Author/Creator/Curator: Mallett, Ross A., History, Australian Defence Force Academy, UNSW
  • Subjects: Australian Army; management; logistics; South West Pacific; World War; 1939-1945; history; supplies; storage; combat sustainability
  • Resource type: Thesis
  • Type of thesis: Ph.D.
  • Date: 2007
  • Language: English
  • Permissions: This work can be used in accordance with the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license.
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  • Description: This thesis examines the logistical support of the Australian Army’s operations in theSouth West Pacific from January 1943 to August 1945. It begins by examining thestrategic context. Succeeding chapters then examine various topics, including doctrine,base development, problems of storage and tropic proofing, inland water transport, roadconstruction, air supply, amphibious operations and the support of combat operations. Inthis thesis I argue that the Australian Army’s logistical acumen and ability steadily grewwith each campaign, resulting in a highly effective military organisation that inflicted aseries of crushing defeats on the Japanese.

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