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The Australian centenary history of defence.

Author: D M HornerDavid StevensE M AndrewsJoan BeaumontJeffrey GreyAll authors
Publisher: Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: Australian centenary history of defence.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Australian Centenary History of Defence" explains the complexities of an essential strand of the Commonwealth's first century - the successes and the failures, the progress and the setbacks, in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Maps
Military history
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D M Horner; David Stevens; E M Andrews; Joan Beaumont; Jeffrey Grey; Alan Stephens; John Coates; Vijaya Joshi
ISBN: 0195541146 9780195541144 0195541154 9780195541151 0195541162 9780195541168 0195541170 9780195541175 0195541138 9780195541137 0195541189 9780195541182 0195541197 9780195541199
OCLC Number: 677150977
Description: volumes <1-7> : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 26-33 cm.
Contents: v. 1 The Australian Army / Jeffrey Grey: Introduction --
From Federation to 1914 --
The Army and World War I, 1914-1919 --
The Army between the Wars, 1919-1939 --
The Army and World War II, 1939-1941 --
The Army and World War II, 1942-1945 --
The Army in the Post-War World, 1945-59 --
Difficult years, 1960-75 --
An age of uncertaintity, 1976-2000 --
Conclusion. v. 2 The Royal Australian Air Force / Alan Stephens --
The Australian Flying Corps --
The Flying Club --
The Empire Air Training Scheme --
First in, last out --
Bomber Command --
The RAAF Command scandal --
The Battle for Australia --
The interim Air Force --
Reinventing the Air Force --
Servicewomen --
The cold War --
Korea --
South-East Asia --
Vietnam --
Defence self-reliance --
Shaping the RAAF for the new millennium. v. 3 The Royal Australian Navy / David M. Stevens --
Introduction --
1901-1903: The genesis of the Australian Navy / David Stevens --
1914-1918: World War I / David Stevens --
1919-1929: An Imperial Service / Jason Sears --
1929-1939: Depression and rearmament / Jason Sears --
1939-1941: World War II : The war against Germany and Italy / James Goldrick 1939-1941: World War II : The war against Japan / James Goldrick --
1945-1954: The Korean War era / Alastair Cooper --
1955-1972: The era of forward defence / Alastair Cooper --
1972-1983: Towards self-reliance / Peter Jones --
1983-1991: A period of change and uncertainty / Peter Jones --
1991-2001: The era of defence reform / Kathryn Spurling --
Conclusions --
Appendixes 1: Major RAN ships 1901-2000 --
2: Professional heads of the Royal Australian Navy --
3: Commissioned Shore Establishments --
4: Fleet Air Arm Squadrons --
5: Category Badges. v. 4 The making of the Australian Defence Force / David Horner --
Introduction --
Testing the Australian Defence Force --
The evolution of a Joint Force --
Defence policy and force structure --
Higher Organisation and command --
Joint combat forces --
Sea combat forces --
Land combat forces --
Air combat forces --
The operational record --
Logistic support --
Training and education --
Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen --
Future challenges. v. 5 The Department of Defence / Eric Andrews --
Introduction --
Federation and imperial defence, 1901-1914 --
Armageddon, 1914-1919 --
'The years that the locust hath eaten', 1920-1937 --
World War II, 1938-45 --
The post-war world, 1945-56 --
The Menzies years, 1957-66 --
The era of reform, 1966-75 --
The decade of change, 1975-85 --
From Dibb to Dili, 1985-2000 --
Conclusion. v. 6 Australian defence : sources and statistics / Joan Beaumont --
Introduction --
The state of Australian Defence Force history --
What this book is, and is not --
A note on statistics --
Part I: Defence policy --
Alliances and defence cooperation --
Australian Army --
Royal Australian Navy --
Royal Australian Air Force --
Australian Defence Force --
Conflicts and overseas deployments --
Women and defence --
Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders --
Armed force and society --
Support services --
Medical services and issues --
Defence industry, science, technology and intelligence --
Legacy of war --
Part II: Reference works --
Official histories --
Research aids and resources --
Government and parliamentary sources --
Government departments and agencies --
Non-government agencies --
Libraries --
University research centres --
National and state archives --
Museums --
Archives overseas --
Index. v. 7 An atlas of Australia's wars / John Coates.
Series Title: Australian centenary history of defence.
Other Titles: Australian Army / Jeffrey Grey.
Royal Australian Air Force / Alan Stephens.
Royal Australian Navy / David M. Stevens.
Making of the Australian Defence Force / David Horner.
Department of Defence / Eric Andrews.
Australian defence : sources and statistics / Joan Beaumont.
Atlas of Australia's wars / John Coates.

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