A Military History of Australia

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-04-28
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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A Military History of Australia provides a detailed chronological narrative of Australias 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 policy. This book is a revised and updated edition of one of the most acclaimed overviews of Australian military history available. It is the only comprehensive, single-volume treatment of the role and development of Australias military and their involvement in war and peace across the span of Australias modern history. It concludes with consideration of Australian involvement in its region and more widely since the terrorist attacks of September 11 and the waging of the global war on terror.

Author Biography

Jeffrey Grey is Professor of History at the University College, Australian Defence Force Academy. He is the co-author of The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (1995) and Emergency and Confrontation: Australian Military Operations in Malaya and Borneo 1950-1966 (1996); co-editor of Vietnam Days: Australia and the Impact of Vietnam (1991) and author of Australian Brass: The Career of Lieutenant General Sir Horace Robertson (Cambridge University Press, 1992), Up Top: The Royal Australian Navy and Southeast Asian Conflicts 1955-72 (1998) and The Australian Army (2001, 2006). In 2000-02 he held the Major General Matthew C. Horner Chair of Military Theory at the Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia

Table of Contents

Maps, Tables, Figures and Measurementp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introduction to the Third Editionp. 1
Introduction to the Second Editionp. 3
The British Period, 1788-1870p. 7
The Military and the Frontier, 1788-1901p. 28
The Colonial Period, 1870-1901p. 41
A New Nation and Its Military Forces, 1901-1914p. 66
The Great War, 1914-1918p. 84
The Inter-war Years, 1919-1939p. 123
The Second World War, 1939-1941p. 144
The Second World War, 1942-1945p. 165
The Postwar Challenge, 1945-1955p. 197
The Wars of Diplomacy, 1955-1972p. 220
From Cold War to Global War on Terror, 1972-p. 255
Chronological List of Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forcesp. 288
The Armed Forces: Strength and Expenditurep. 294
Select and Annotated Bibliographyp. 296
Indexp. 325
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