Australia's Military History for Dummies

Australia's Military History for Dummies by David Horner


Interest in Australia's military history is enjoying a resurgence: the crowds of young Australians at Anzac Day services in Gallipoli have never been bigger, and the number of Australians walking the Kokoda Track increases each year.

'Australian Military History For Dummies' is your essential guide to our defence force, from the arrival of the British settlers in Australia, through the wars of the 20th century (particularly World Wars I and II) and to recent peace-keeping duties in East Timor and Afghanistan. The book not only deciphers the jargon and organisation of the armed forces and debunks the myths surrounding our military history - it brings to life the events and people that have shaped modern Australia.

* Get to grips with the history of who fought, where, when and most importantly, why.
* Understand how the impact of war has contributed to Australia's national character
* Appreciate the signifigance of Anzac Cove and other important battlefields around the world.
* Find out how the Cold War actually got pretty hot
* Undderstand the controversies of recent wars including Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan
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