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Purple Patch: History of the 3rd Field Company Engineers in World War One by [Prickett, Darren]
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The 3rd Field Company Engineers holds a distinguished place
in the history of the Australian Army, being the first unit of
the AIF to deploy on active service and to come under enemy
fire, in defence of the Suez Canal against a Turkish attack
in February 1915, almost three months before the Gallipoli
This book, the result of many years of research, details the
work of the Company from its raising in August 1914 until the
end of the war in November 1918. Drawing on both official
records and personal papers, it explores the varied activities of
an engineering unit, ranging from the taxing work of building
bridges and other vital infrastructure in and behind battle zones
to the highly dangerous task of extending trenches and barbed
wire obstructions on the front line.
From senior command levels down to the rank-and-file Sappers,
the book combines a careful account with personal experiences
and observations to present a compelling portrait of the unsung
heroes of the AIF. As an example of the role of engineers in the
First World War, Purple Patch offers an authoritative examination
of the achievements of this most notable unit.

About the Author

Darren Prickett was born and raised in Brisbane and after completing schooling he enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force. Following his military service, Darren joined the Queensland Police Service and spent the next 24 years as a police officer, most of that service as a designated Detective. Darren retired from the police service in 2018 and moved to Geelong with his family.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 25829 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Big Sky Publishing (29 May 2019)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07SFLCF63
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #290,054 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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