Introduction

In some ways Charles Alvin Kelly at first appears a typical Australian soldier. From rural Victoria, he answered the call and volunteered for the Second Australian Imperial Force (AIF), enlisting in his hometown in April 1940. Posted to the 2/7th Battalion, Private Kelly kept a small diary during hi...

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Published in: Australian Soldiers in Asia-Pacific in World War II p. 1
Main Author: GRANT LACHLAN
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: NewSouth 11-01-2014
Subjects:
Law
War
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Summary: In some ways Charles Alvin Kelly at first appears a typical Australian soldier. From rural Victoria, he answered the call and volunteered for the Second Australian Imperial Force (AIF), enlisting in his hometown in April 1940. Posted to the 2/7th Battalion, Private Kelly kept a small diary during his overseas service. He saw action in Greece in April 1941 and during the evacuation he survived the sinking of theCosta Rica. Saved by a destroyer, he was among the survivors taken to Crete. There, he became a prisoner of war of the Germans, but escaped from the prison compound, evaded
ISBN: 9781742231419
1742231411