Illustrated biographies of doctors who served during the Second World War. The fourth volume in the series Australian Doctors at War, covers the Allied campaigns in North Africa and Syria until the Battle of Alamein, operations in Malaya until the Fall of Singapore, and the expeditionary forces sent by Australia to New Britain, New Ireland, Timor, Ambon, New Caledonia, Nauru and Ocean Island. Contains over 700 biographies of medical officers who signed up for the Australian Armed Forces from 1939–1942.
Queensland author Dr Robert Likeman is a graduate of Oxford University, where he studied Classics, Oriental Languages and Medicine. He is a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, in Tropical Medicine, and in Rural and Remote Medicine. After service in the British Army, he emigrated to Australia in 1972. He served in the Australian Army as a Reservist and as a Regular Officer for 24 year, and his final posting was as Director of Army Health in Canberra. He is the author of five books of military history, and two biographies, and has co-authored a text book of medicine for doctors working in the Third World.
- Unmatched record of medical professionals who served in the Australian Armed Forces during the Second World War.
- Thorough and concise analysis of troop movements, context of actions, and background detail.
- A reference book that will remain a vital source of information for many years.