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Australian Army logistics 1943-1945

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

2007

  • Title:
    Australian Army logistics 1943-1945
  • Author/Creator: 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
  • Awarding institution: University of New South Wales - Australian Defence Force Academy. School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Description: This thesis examines the logistical support of the Australian Army’s operations in the South West Pacific from January 1943 to August 1945. It begins by examining the strategic context. Succeeding chapters then examine various topics, including doctrine, base development, problems of storage and tropic proofing, inland water transport, road construction, air supply, amphibious operations and the support of combat operations. In this thesis I argue that the Australian Army’s logistical acumen and ability steadily grew with each campaign, resulting in a highly effective military organisation that inflicted a series of crushing defeats on the Japanese.
  • Language: English
  • Rights: Copyright Ross A. Mallett; http://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/copyright

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