"Old Man" : Australian battalion commanders in the Second World War

Pratten, Garth, 1973- 2005, "Old Man" : Australian battalion commanders in the Second World War, Ph.D. thesis, School of History, Heritage and Society, Deakin University.

Title "Old Man" : Australian battalion commanders in the Second World War
Author Pratten, Garth, 1973-
Institution Deakin University
School School of History, Heritage and Society
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2005
Keyword(s) World War, 1939-1945 - Australia
Command of troops
Summary Examining the background, training and conduct of Australian Second World War battalion commanders, this thesis rejects the notion of a single Australian command style. Rather, it shows command practice was a product of the interaction between terrain, tactics, technology and training, and that increasing professionalisation was central to battlefield success.
Notes Degree conferred 2006.
Language eng
Description of original xviii, 413 p. : maps ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 355.330410994
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30026935

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