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Australia's Military History For Dummies

David Horner & Angus Houston

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Created especially for the Australian customer!

The simple and easy way to get your mind around Australia'smilitary history

More people are visiting Gallipoli and walking the Kokoda Traileach year — now find out why. This complete guide helps youtrace the story of Australia's involvement in war, from thecolonial conflicts with the Indigenous population, through theWorld Wars to peacekeeping initiatives in East Timor and thecontroversial conflict in Afghanistan.

Find out the origins of Australia's military history — goall the way back to the arrival of the First Fleet and theconflicts with the Indigenous peoples

Learn about the heroism of the Anzacs — discover theorigins of the legend of Gallipoli, and how the brass bungled thecampaign

Discover the horrors of war — consider the suffering andhuge losses on the Western Front

Recognise the successful battles of World Wars I and II —follow the Diggers' exploits in Palestine and Syria, and at Tobrukand Alamein

Marvel at the grim jungle battles — track theDiggersthrough New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya and Vietnam between 1942and 1972

Admire Australia's efforts to repel possible invaders —learn how Australians defended their country against the Japaneseduring World War II

See how the Cold War heated up — witness the fight againstcommunism in the Korean and Vietnam Wars

Appreciate the modern-day Australian Defence Force —acknowledge the courage of the men and women who protectus into the21st century

Open the book and find:

New insights into the meaning of Anzac Day

Simple explanations of the structure of Australia's military

Details of who fought whom, where, when and why

Stories of Australia's great military fighters and leaders

Accounts of the iconic battles that established Australia'sreputation

Locations of Australia's peacekeeping operations around theworld

Ways in which war and conflict have shaped the nation

Reasons why Australia goes to war

Learn to:

Comprehend the impact of waron Australia

Appreciate the heroism at AnzacCove and other significantbattlefields

Understand the controversies ofrecent conflicts, including inVietnam and Iraq

Australia's Military History For Dummies
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  • $12.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Australia & Oceania
  • Published: Sep 16, 2010
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Seller: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Print Length: 384 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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