Fang Farriers – Volume 2 (1939 – 1948)


A History of the Royal Australian Army Dental Corps

In World War One and Two, Farriers cared for army horses and their teeth. When the army first enlisted dentists in World War One they were given the nick-name Fang Farriers.

Volume One dealt with the origins and development of Australian Army Dentistry in War and Peace from 1914 to 1939.

This volume covers the development of the Australian Army Dental Service from 1939 until 1948 from a small number of dental officers in the Medical Corps Reserve to the formation of the Australian Army Dental Corps. It deals with the services, locations, postings, hardships and sacrifices of 655 Dental Officers and Prisoners of War who suffered and died in South East Asia in Changi and on the Burma Thailand Railway. In 1943 the Dental Service was split from the Medical Corps to become a new corps which continued to provide comprehensive dental treatment to Australian and Allied troops serving in Palestine, Syria, Greece, Egypt, Malaya, New Guinea, East Indies and at Home.

  • Specs:
    245x170mm, 542 pages, Paperback
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  • Author:
    Lt. Col. Sven Kuusk R.F.D.

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