A Military History of Australia

A Military History of Australia

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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 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 Australia's military and their involvement in war and peace across the span of Australia's 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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 350 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 657.71g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 20 maps
  • 0521875234
  • 9780521875233
  • 1,669,665

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"Grey's history of the Australian armed forces is a stimulating account of the interaction of the civilian and military sectors within a democratic nation." Choiceshow more

About Jeffrey Grey

Jeffrey Grey is a Professor of History in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra.show more

Table of contents

Maps, tables, figures and measurement; Acknowledgements; 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, 1901-14; 5. The Great War, 1914-18; 6. The inter-war years, 1919-39; 7. The Second World War, 1939-41; 8. The Second World War, 1942-5; 9. The postwar challenge, 1945-55; 10. The wars of diplomacy, 1955-72; 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; Index.show more

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