Hurcombe’s Hungry Half Hundred

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Hurcombe’s Hungry Half Hundred: A memorial history of the 50th Battalion AIF 1916-1919 by Roger Freeman

Peacock Publications, Norwood SA, 2008 (second edition with supplement).

Telling the story of the 50th Battalion (nicknamed after their CO, Lt-Col Frederick Hurcombe) through the eyes of those involved. The 50th was drawn largely from the men of the Fighting 10th after Gallipoli and consisted of South Australians and men from Broken Hill. Freeman’s highly sought-after history includes portraits of over 200 men from the 50th, many of whom did not survive the war.

The 50th fought many significant battles including Pozieres, Bullecourt, Messines and Passchendale.
This copy does have a gift inscription to the previous owner neatly inscribed on the front endpaper.