Australia's Military History For Dummies

Australia's Military History For Dummies

by David Sanford Horner

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 26/08/2010

RRP  $45.00 $34.90
Created especially for the Australian customer!

The simple and easy way to get your mind around Australia's
military history

More people are visiting Gallipoli and walking the Kokoda Trail
each year ? now find out why. This complete guide helps you
trace the story of Australia's involvement in war, from the
colonial conflicts with the Indigenous population, through the
World Wars to peacekeeping initiatives in East Timor and the
controversial conflict in Afghanistan.

Find out the origins of Australia's military history ? go
all the way back to the arrival of the First Fleet and the
conflicts with the Indigenous peoples

Learn about the heroism of the Anzacs ? discover the
origins of the legend of Gallipoli, and how the brass bungled the

Discover the horrors of war ? consider the suffering and
huge losses on the Western Front

Recognise the successful battles of World Wars I and II ?
follow the Diggers' exploits in Palestine and Syria, and at Tobruk
and Alamein

Marvel at the grim jungle battles ? track the
Diggersthrough New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya and Vietnam between 1942
and 1972

Admire Australia's efforts to repel possible invaders ?
learn how Australians defended their country against the Japanese
during World War II

See how the Cold War heated up ? witness the fight against
communism in the Korean and Vietnam Wars

Appreciate the modern-day Australian Defence Force ?
acknowledge the courage of the men and women who protectus into the
21st century

Open the book and find:

New insights into the meaning of Anzac Day

Simple explanations of the structure of Australia's military

Details of who fought whom, where, when and why

Stories of Australia's great military fighters and leaders

Accounts of the iconic battles that established Australia's

Locations of Australia's peacekeeping operations around the

Ways in which war and conflict have shaped the nation

Reasons why Australia goes to war

Learn to:

Comprehend the impact of waron Australia

Appreciate the heroism at AnzacCove and other significant

Understand the controversies ofrecent conflicts, including in
Vietnam and Iraq
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