Hurcombe’s Hungry Half Hundred


A Memorial history of the 50th Battalion A.I.F.1916-1919 Including a Supplementary Edition

The 50th Battalion A.I.F. was formed in Egypt in early 1916, when the illustrious “Fighting 10th Battalion” was split, following the evacuation of Gallipoli.

The Battalion which was largely composed of men from South Australia and Broken Hill, had distinguished service with the 4th Division in France and Belgium. It fought in the great battles of Pozieres, Bullecourt, Passchendaele and Villers Bretonneux.

This book tells the story of the life of the Battalion through the eyes of the men – the horrors of the trenches and the happy times – from their diaries, letters and reminiscences. It also contains the records of the Battalion and an extensive photographic collection.

It is an important contribution to the history of Australians in War.

R.R. Freeman

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