From the Collection of 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection Building 129 Carlisle Drive North Bandiana Vic
- Buff covered booklet " Easy Conversation Arabic and French for the Australian Soldier." 30 pages, soft cover, saddle stitched and stapled.
- 155mm x 122mm x 3mm
- phrase book, arabic, french
- 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.
- Example of commercially published booklet for soldiers proceeding to Middle East in WW11.
- 27 Nov 2018 at 6:00PM