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A military history of Australia

Author: Jeffrey Grey
Publisher: Port Melbourne, VIC : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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"A Military History of Australia provides a detailed chronological narrative of Australia's wars across more than two hundred years, set in the contexts of defence and strategic policy, the development of society and the impact of war and military service on Australia and Australians. It discusses the development of the armed forces as institutions and examines the relationship between governments and military  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Sources
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Grey
ISBN: 9780521875233 0521875234 9780521697910 0521697913
OCLC Number: 165083543
Description: xi, 334 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The British Period, 1788-1870 --
The Military and the Frontier, 1788-1901 --
The Colonial Period, 1870-1901 --
ANew Nation and Its Military Forces, 1901-1714 --
The Great War, 1714-1918 --
The Inter-war Years, 1919-1939 --
The Second World War, 1939-1941 --
The Second World War, 1942-1945 --
The Postwar Challenge, 1945-1955 --
The Wars of Diplomacy, 1955-1972 --
From Cold War to Global War on Terror, 1972-
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This book is a revised and updated edition of one of the most acclaimed overviews of Australian military history available. It provides a detailed chronological narrative of Australia's wars across  Read more...

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Introduction to the third edition -- Introduction to the second edition -- 1. The British period, 1788–1870 -- 2. The military and the frontier, 1788–1901 -- 3. The colonial period, 1870–1901 -- 4. A new nation and its military forces, 1901–1914 -- 5. The Great War, 1914–1918 -- 6. The inter-war years, 1919–1939 -- 7. The Second World War, 1939–1941 -- 8. The Second World War, 1942–1945 -- 9. The postwar challenge, 1945–1955 -- 10. The wars of diplomacy, 1955–1972 -- 11. From Cold War to global war on terror, 1972- -- Appendix 1. Chronological list of chiefs of staff of the armed forces -- Appendix 2. The armed forces: strength and expenditure -- Select and annotated Bibliography.

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"This is a superior survey of an eventful and fascinating subject." W. David McIntyre, The Journal of Military History "Grey's history of the Australian armed forces is a stimulating account of the Read more...

 
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