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9780521122511

Australian Brass: The Career of Lieutenant General Sir Horace Robertson

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521122511

  • ISBN10:

    0521122511

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-11-05
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

Sir Horace Robertson was one of Australia's most colorful and controversial generals. His career spanned forty years and two world wars, as well as a lengthy period in both Japan and Korea between 1946 and 1951. Australian Brass not only charts the life and career of "Red Robbie," it uses his career as a vehicle to trace the development of the Australian regular army and the professional officer corps. It is also the first account of the occupation of Japan from a senior officer's perspective, as Robertson was Commander-in-Chief of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force after the Second World War. This episode is set in the context of the continuing relationship between Britain and the Pacific dominions.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Illustrations and maps
Abbreviations
Author's note
Introduction
Foundations: 1894-1915
A good war: 1916-1919
Between wars: 1919-1940
'His crowded hour': 1940-1941
'A turbulent subordinate': 1942-1946
The occupation of Japan: 1945-1946
The occupation of Japan: 1946-1947
The occupation of Japan: 1948-1950
Robertson, BCOF and the Korean War: 1950-1951
The final years: 1952-1960
'Red Robbie': a summation
Bibliographic essay
Notes
Index
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