THE THIRTY-NINTH The History of the 39th Battalion Australian Imperial Force


An exceptionally fine history. It covers the adventures of the Bn. from its formation at Ballarat in early 1916 through to the Armistice. The narrative is fluent and full of detail, being based upon edited transcripts of interviews which Allan conducted after the war with former brother officers and with many of the other personnel. The results reliable and authoritative in every way. The 39th fought as an element of 10th Inf Bde, 3rd Aust Div. and its Battle Honours speak for them selves -Massines, Ypres, Broodsinde, Passchendale, Somme, Amiens, Mont St Quentin, Hindenburg Line, and St Quentin Canal.
Roll of Honour, Honours and Awards (inc. Recommendations), and unit nominal roll complete this exceptional history.