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Author Moore, Jonathan J., author.

Title A history of the Australian military : from the First Fleet to the modern day / Jonathan J. Moore.

Published Chatswood, New South Wales : New Holland Publishers, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  355.00994 MOOR    AVAILABLE
Physical description 255 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-255)
Contents Aboriginal warriors -- The marines of the First Fleet -- The New South Wales Corps -- Rule of the redcoats -- Five armies to federation -- World War I - fighting the Turk -- World War I - fighting the Hun -- World War II - desert triumph -- World War II - Pacific onslaught -- Cold War warriors -- Victory in Vietnam -- Winning the peace.
Summary Australia is a remote nation, tucked away in the southern hemisphere with a tiny population compared to their densely populated neighbours to the North. Despite this, over the past two hundred years the Australian military has punched well above its weight, earning a reputation for bravery and efficiency unrivalled in the modern world. Australia has never lost a war and more often than not, fought long and hard to win the peace. 'A History of the Australian Military: From the First Fleet to the Modern Day' covers all of the crucial events in Australian military history and throws light on many of the major moments involving those brave men and women who fought in Australia and for Australia. Whether they were aboriginal warriors, marines, soldiers of the crown or members of the army, RAAF or RAN, all have made a contribution to a proud military tradition.
Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Australian.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Australian.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Participation, Australian.
Australia -- History, Military.
Australia -- Armed Forces -- History.
Variant Title Australian military.
ISBN 9781760790479 (paperback)