The book draws on statistical, spatial and temporal analysis, as well as primary data, to present a unique study of the tactics and achievements of the First Australian Task Force in Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam. Further, original maps throughout the text help to illustrate how the Task Force's tactics were employed.
The book makes sense of the failures, false starts and successes that eventually led to more than , men being despatched from the Dominions to buttress Britain's Great War effort — an enormous achievement for intra-empire military cooperation. Craig Stockings presents a vivid portrayal of this complex process as it unfolded throughout the late-Victorian Empire through a biographical study of Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Hutton.
As a true soldier of the Empire, the difficulties and dramas that followed Hutton's career at every step — from Cairo to Sydney, Aldershot to Ottawa, and Pretoria to Melbourne — provide key insights into imperial defence and security planning between and Richly illustrated, Britannia's Shield is an engaging and entertaining work of rigorous scholarship that will appeal to both general readers and academic researchers.
It was the first strategically important engagement by Australian soldiers on the Western Front and its casualties exceeded those of any other battle of the First World War, including Gallipoli. In the opening chapters he revisits the battle and considers its aftermath, including shell shock and the psychological effects experienced by surviving soldiers.
The concluding chapters examine the way in which the battle has been commemorated in literature and art, and the extent to which it has been overlooked in contemporary remembrance of the war. Stretcher-bearers is a compelling account of the experience of Australian stretcher-bearers during the First and Second World Wars.
Respected military historian, Mark Johnston traces the development of formal stretcher-bearing from its origin in the early nineteenth century under Napoleon to the Second World War. Johnston draws on accounts by stretcher-bearers who worked on the front line, as well as tributes from rescued soldiers, to deepen our understanding of the crucial role these soldiers played in Gallipoli, Palestine, the Western Front in World War I, and in the Middle East and the Pacific in World War II.
The narrative is further driven by rich imagery, featuring over full-page photographs. This book provides a generously illustrated, engaging and moving account of the history of the stretcher-bearer, a figure praised by countless Diggers but never previously the subject of a book.
Spurred by a sense of adventure and duty, they set sail to countries of which they knew very little. The book examines the relationships between Australians and their allies and also how they related to the local people: Greeks, Egyptians, Syrians, Lebanese and Palestinians. Mark Johnston draws on extensive research to provide a new perspective on the famous campaigns at Tobruk and Alamein, as well as significant but less familiar battles at Bardia, Retimo and Damascus.
Featuring first-hand accounts and stories from the front line, the book discovers the true nature of the 'larrikin Australian' and is a must-read for anyone interested in Australia's military history.
Ottoman Army Effectiveness in World War I: A Comparative Study (Military History and Policy): Medicine & Health Science Books. Ottoman Army Effectiveness in World War I: A Comparative Study (Military History and Policy) by Edward J. Erickson () [Edward J. Erickson] on.
Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Daly was a renowned soldier and one of the most influential figures in Australia's military history. As Chief of the General Staff during the Vietnam War, he oversaw a significant re-organisation of the Army as he fought a war under political and resource restrictions. In this unique biography, Jeffrey Grey shows how Daly prepared himself for the challenges of command in a time of great political upheaval.
A Soldier's Soldier examines Daly's career from his entry to Duntroon in the early s until his retirement forty years later, covering the key issues in the development of the Australian Army along the way. Drawing on extensive interview transcripts, the book provides a compelling portrait of Sir Thomas Daly and his distinguished career. In the 1st Australian Division led the way ashore at Gallipoli. It was still serving with distinction in the battles that led to the defeat of the German army in To Win the Battle explains how the division rose from obscurity to forge a reputation as one of the great fighting formations of the British Empire during the First World War, forming a central part of the Anzac legend.
Drawing on primary sources as well as recent scholarship, this fresh approach suggests that the early reputation of Australia's premier division was probably higher than its performance warranted.
Log in. This policy briefing sets out the challenges and actions in these three key areas. Although our staff are able to travel to clients, most of our events are hosted in Oxford. After all, both revolutionaries and the forces of order who worked to destroy them were well aware of what may be termed the cultural transfer of revolutionary and counter-revolutionary strategy, tactics, and violence. Outside Europe, there is a great diversity and divergence in the memorialization of the First World War and the politics of cultural memory.
Robert Stevenson shows that the division's later success was founded on the capacity of its commanders to administer, train and adapt to the changing conditions on the battlefield, rather than on the innate qualities of its soldiers. The island of Bougainville in the South Pacific was the site of one of the largest and most gruelling campaigns fought by Australian forces during the Second World War.
During the offensive against the Japanese from November to August , more than Australians were killed and two Victoria Crosses awarded. A veteran later described Bougainville as 'one long bloody hard slog'. Despite this, little is known about the campaign, which was dismissed as an unnecessary and costly operation.
In the first major study of the Bougainville campaign since , Karl James argues that it was in fact a justifiable use of Australia's military resources. Drawing on original archival research, including wartime reports and soldiers' letters and diaries, James illustrates the experience of Australian soldiers who fought. Generously illustrated with over forty photographs, this important book tells how this often overlooked battle played an important part in Australia's Second World War victory.
The Kokoda campaign of has taken on mythical status in Australian military history.
According to the legend, Australian soldiers were vastly outnumbered by the Japanese, who suffered great losses in battle and as a result of the harsh conditions of the Kokoda Track. In this important book, Peter Williams seeks to dispel the Kokoda myth. Using extensive research and Japanese sources, he explains what really happened on the Kokoda Track in Unlike most other books written from an Australian perspective, The Kokoda Campaign Myth and reality focuses on the strategies, tactics and battle plans of the Japanese and shows that the Australians were in fact rarely outnumbered.
For the first time, this book combines narrative with careful analysis to present an undistorted picture of the events of the campaign. It is a must-read for anyone who is interested in the truth of the Kokoda campaign of Armies of Empire uniquely reflects upon the experience of two divisions from different armies facing similar challenges in the Second World War. The 9th Australian Division and the British 50th Northumbrian Division both saw long service and suffered heavy casualties, and both encountered morale, discipline and battlefield effectiveness problems.
In this illuminating, comparative study of Australian and British divisions at war, Allan Converse draws extensively on primary sources as well as recent scholarship on morale and combat efficiency. Majumdar Majumdar, B. History of the Army Service Corps Vol. Pradhan Pradhan, S. New Delhi : Manohar. Martin Martin, Gregory.
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Search in: This Journal Anywhere. Advanced search. Submit an article Journal homepage. Pages Published online: 30 Apr Additional information Notes 1. India's Services , , vol. Statistical Abstract, —20, Each Indian infantry division comprised two Indian brigades and one British brigade.
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UK India Office , 5. UK India Office , 1—2. UK India Office , 4. Mesopotamia Commission: Vincent—Bingley Report, Mesopotamia Commission, Quoted in Mesopotamia Commission, UK India Office , no. Erickson argues that the Ottoman Army was successful due to internal factors, such as its organizational architecture, a hardened cadre of experienced combat leaders, its ability to organize itself for combat, and its application of the German style of war.
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