A Military History of Australia

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 28, 1999 - History - 300 pages
This book represents a new, expanded and substantially updated edition of one of the most acclaimed overviews of Australian military history available. As well as providing a detailed chronological narrative of the wars in which Australia has been involved, it discusses the evolution of defence policy in peace and war, and the impact of war and military service on civilian society. It maps the development of the Australian armed forces as institutions and the relationship of military policy to government. It covers the major theatres of war in which Australia has engaged - from Gallipoli to the Gulf War. The author also examines armed conflict that has taken place on Australian soil between indigenous Australians and European settlers. In addition, the book considers how national security and defence policy is being shaped at the end of the twentieth century in a rapidly changing world.

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Contents

The Colonial Period 17881870
5
The Military and the Frontier 17881901
25
The Colonial Period 18701901
38
A New Nation and its Military Forces 19011914
63
The Great War 19141918
80
The Interwar Years 19191939
119
The Second World War 19391941
140
The Second World War 19421945
160
The Wars of Diplomacy 19551972
214
The PostVietnam Era 19722000
247
Appendixes
267
Strength of the Armed Forces 19011995
271
Defence Expenditure 19011996
273
Select and Annotated Bibliography
274
Index
294
Copyright

The Postwar Challenge 19451955
192

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Jeffrey Grey was born on March 19, 1959. He was an Australian military historian and author. His books included A Military History of Australia and A Soldier's Soldier. He also edited the Oxford Companion to Australian Military History, the Oxford Australian Centenary History of Defence series, and the Oxford Centenary History of Australia and the Great War series. He founded the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict at the University of New South Wales Canberra. He was a professor at the Australian Defence Force Academy. He died on July 26, 2016 at the age of 57.

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