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Booklet

From the Collection of 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection Building 129 Carlisle Drive North Bandiana Vic

Description
Buff covered booklet " Easy Conversation Arabic and French for the Australian Soldier." 30 pages, soft cover, saddle stitched and stapled.
Size
155mm x 122mm x 3mm
Object Registration
6140
Keywords
phrase book, arabic, french
Historical information
Australian soldiers of the 2nd AIF departed Australia in 1940 en route to England, however this destination was changed to Egypt to defend the Suez Canal. When it became clear the AIF would remain in the Middle East publications such as this small phrase book was published to enable communication with the local population.
Significance
Example of commercially published booklet for soldiers proceeding to Middle East in WW11.
Last updated
27 Nov 2018 at 6:00PM