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Strategic command : General Sir John Wilton and Australia's Asian Wars

Author: D M Horner
Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic. ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Australian Army history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of Australia's most important military officer since World War II. From 1963 to 1970 General Sir John Wilton was responsible for the conduct of Australia's Vietnam War. The problems he faced when dealing with politicians and senior bureaucrats in time of crisis remain as relevant as ever.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Horner, D.M. (David Murray), 1948-
Strategic command.
South Melbourne, Vic. ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)605944715
Online version:
Horner, D.M. (David Murray), 1948-
Strategic command.
South Melbourne, Vic. ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607696492
Named Person: John Wilton, Sir.; John Wilton, Sir.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D M Horner
ISBN: 0195552822 9780195552829
OCLC Number: 57430986
Description: xx, 452 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: Congratulations foxy: 1910-26 --
In the service of the Crown: 1927-30 --
An Australian in the British Raj: 1931-35 --
Regimental service: 1935-39 --
A gunner at war: 1939-42 --
Preparing a militia division for war: 1942-43 --
The defence of Wau: February-May 1943 --
The fight to Salamaua: June-August 1943 --
On the higher staff: 1943-46 --
Korean War brigade commander: 1953-54 --
'Rounding off my experience': 1954-60 --
In the 'strategic heartland' of South-East Asia: 1960-62 --
Chief of the General Staff: 1962-63 --
Preparing the Army for operations: 1964-65 --
The Vietnam commitment: 1965-66 --
Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee: 1966-67 --
Commanding Australia's Vietnam War: 1966-68 --
Forming the Australian Army Aviation Corps --
Towards a joint force: 1968-70 --
Changing Australia's Vietnam policy: 1969-70 --
The limits of strategic command: 1970 --
Still serving: 1971-81.
Series Title: Australian Army history series.
Responsibility: David Horner.
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