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Australia's Military History for Dummies


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Introduction. Part I: The Essentials of Australian Military History. Chapter 1: Exploring Why Australia Goes to War. Chapter 2: Coming to Grips with the Military. Part II: The Wars of Colonial Australia. Chapter 3: Colonial Confl icts. Chapter 4: Battling the Boers, 1899?1902. Part III: The First World War: Australia's Greatest Tragedy. Chapter 5: Australia Goes to War, 1914. Chapter 6: Creating the Anzac Legend at Gallipoli, 1915. Chapter 7: Enduring the Horrors of the Western Front, 1916?17. Chapter 8: Riding to Victory in Palestine, 1916?18. Chapter 9: Hammering the Huns, 1918. Part IV: The Second World War: The Empire Beckons. Chapter 10: Winning the First Battles, 1940?41. Chapter 11: New Theatres, New Allies and New Enemies, 1941. Chapter 12: Defeating the Afrika Korps, 1941?42. Chapter 13: Our Airmen in Europe, 1939?45. Part V: Our War in the Pacific. Chapter 14: The Japanese are Coming! 1941? 42. Chapter 15: New Guinea Battles ? A Jungle Hell, 1942?44. Chapter 16: Fighting to the Finish, 1944?45. Chapter 17: The Civilian Side of the War. Part VI: The Aussies Do Their Bit in the Cold War. Chapter 18: Taking up Arms for the United Nations in Korea, 1950?53. Chapter 19: Backing the Brits in Malaya and Borneo, 1950?66. Chapter 20: Fighting Alongside the Yanks in Vietnam, 1962?72. Part VII: On Overseas Service. Chapter 21: Peacekeeping Near and Far, 1947?2010. Chapter 22: Flying the Flag in Iraq and Afghanistan, 1990?2010. Part VIII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 23: Ten Top Australian Military Leaders. Chapter 24: Ten Famous Australian Battles. Chapter 25: Ten Myths of Australian Military History. Index.

About the Author

David Horner is the Professor of Australian Defence History at the Australian National University and is the author of numerous books on military history and defence policy. A former Regular Army officer, he saw combat as an infantry platoon commander in Vietnam in 1971.

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