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Michael McKernan

Michael McKernan

Michael McKernan is the author or editor of more than twenty books, including The War Never Ends and When This Thing Happened.

Michael McKernan reviews 'Men at War: Australia, Syria, Java 1940–1942' by James Mitchell

December 2023, no. 460 27 November 2023
There is an honoured tradition of battalion histories in Australia, particularly from World War I. The best of them tell us something of the individuals who served Australia well. This book takes battalion histories to an entirely new level. It is the most complete, and the most absorbing, account of a battalion I have ever read. James Mitchell calls his account of the 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion a s ... (read more)