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The Royal Australian Navy

The Royal Australian Navy

Author: David Stevens
Publisher: South Melbourne ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: Australian centenary history of defence, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Provides a history of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) whose institutional establishment proved to be a key to the emergence of Australia as an independent nation. It also explores the elaborate web of changing strategic circumstance, alliance relationships, transitory personalities, technological innovation, and differing national needs along with expectations that has influenced the development of Australia's naval  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Naval history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Stevens
ISBN: 0195541162 9780195541168 0195541146 9780195541144 0195541154 9780195541151 0195541170 9780195541175 0195541138 9780195541137 0195541189 9780195541182 0195541197 9780195541199
OCLC Number: 50418095
Description: xv, 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1901-1913 : 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 --
1941-1945: 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 --
Appendix 1. Major RAN ships 1901-2000 --
Appendix 2. Professional heads of the Royal Australian Navy --
Appendix 3. Commissioned shore establishments --
Appendix 4. Fleet air arm squadrons --
Appendix 5. Category badges.
Series Title: Australian centenary history of defence, v. 3.
Responsibility: edited by David Stevens.
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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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This book provides so much detail, that it is, in effect, an encyclopaedia of Australia's military history. An excellent and very important publication. Asia Pacific Shipping Anyone undertaking any Read more...

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