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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 A Medical Emergency : Major-General 'Ginger' Burston and the Army Medical Service in World War II
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'Australian soldiers and their American Allies won the land war against Japan in the Pacific islands because they were healthier than their enemies. The troops' fighting spirit, their armaments, their naval and air support and their generals were certainly key ingredients in the Allied victory. Without good health, however, these other factors would have been nullified.

Malaria, the great scourge of armies throughout history, threatened the health of the Allies and the Japanese alike. The army that could beat malaria would also defeat its military foe because troops shivering, sweating and shaking with malarial fever cannot shoot straight, let alone fight.

In World War II the Allies eventually beat the Japanese — a victory based, to a large part, on the success of the Australian Army Medical Service in defeating malaria. Their Japanese counterpart never won this battle.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: To a Burston of the fourth Australian generation: Sir Samuel Gerald Wood Burston (1915-), gentleman, soldier and man of the land.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Newport, Northern Beaches area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Big Sky , 2012 .
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      Extent: xii, 487 pp.
      Description: ill., maps, ports
      Note/s:
      • Foreword by Major General John Pearn, AM, RFD, (Retd.)
      • Includes bibliography and index.
      ISBN: 192194157X (hbk.), 9781921941573 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

Untitled Sue Bond , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21-22 April 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of A Medical Emergency : Major-General 'Ginger' Burston and the Army Medical Service in World War II Ian Howie-Willis , 2012 single work biography
Untitled Sue Bond , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21-22 April 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of A Medical Emergency : Major-General 'Ginger' Burston and the Army Medical Service in World War II Ian Howie-Willis , 2012 single work biography
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