The Encyclopaedia of Australia's Battles

The Encyclopaedia of Australia's Battles

by Chris Clark
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 01/04/2010
  $21.66

'Deserves a place with the other standard encyclopaedias Australians keep on their shelves. It will be a valued travelling companion for visitors to the battlefields of Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific.' - Professor Robert O'Neill, Oxford University


'I keep this book within easy reach.' - Dr Peter Stanley, Australian War Memorial


'I have used this book often, finding it to be a valuable, comprehensive and reliable guide to Australian battles over the past two centuries.' - David Horner, Professor of Australian Defence History, Australian National University


The Encyclopaedia of Australia's Battles contains concise descriptions of all the major battles that have taken place in Australia or in which Australians have been involved over more than 200 years - from frontier clashes between Aborigines and Europeans, participation by colonial forces in Britain's small wars in the 19th century, through to the World Wars and other conflicts of the 20th century, up to and including involvement in East Timor.


Arranged chronologically, over 300 battles are detailed - at sea, on the ground and in the air. A ready reference is provided, listing the date and location of each event, and the main units and commanders involved. Based on studies of historical records and first-hand accounts, and illustrated with explanatory maps, contemporary drawings and photographs of the fighting in progress, a concise and readable account of the course of the battle and its outcome is given.


Compiled by one of Australia's leading historians, The Encyclopaedia of Australia's Battles is both an invaluable reference for the military specialist and an illuminating guide for general readers unaware of the breadth and history of the Australian experience of combat.

ISBN:
9781741769982
9781741769982
Category:
Warfare & defence
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
01-04-2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
ALLEN & UNWIN
Chris Clark

Chris Clark graduated from the Royal Military College 1972 and served in the Australian Army Intelligence Corps until 1979. Following this he worked in the Departments of Defence, Foreign Affairs, and Prime Minister and Cabinet.

After writing commissioned histories for six years, during which time he completed a PhD at the Australian Defence Force Academy, he worked at the Australian National University and the Australian War Memorial.

From 2004, until he retired nine years later, he was RAAF Historian and Head of the Office of Air Force History. He has written extensively on aspects of Australian defence over many years in a variety of publications as sole author, contributor and editor.

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