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A Few Daring Men: Stealth Raiders of the Australian Infantry, 1918

Jordan, Lucas Tom


In 1918 a few daring low ranking Australian infantrymen, alone among all the armies on the Western Front, initiated stealth raids without orders. This thesis examines this distinct but neglected group. Stealth raiders killed Germans, captured prisoners and advanced the line. They were held in high regard by other men of the lower ranks and feared by the Germans facing them. Since the official historian CEW Bean laid down his pen in 1942, historians...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d74e0e3752ff
Access Rights: Open Access


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