Australia's Military History For Dummies

Australia's Military History For Dummies

by David Sanford Horner

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 26/08/2010

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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
campaign





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
reputation





Locations of Australia's peacekeeping operations around the
world





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
battlefields





Understand the controversies ofrecent conflicts, including in
Vietnam and Iraq
ISBN:
9781742169835
9781742169835
Category:
History
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
26-08-2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
488
Dimensions (mm):
234x185x36mm
Weight:
0.83kg

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