Stories of daring and heroism of men who beat the odds during RAAF air operations in World War two.
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Stories of daring and heroism of men who beat the odds during RAAF air operations in World War two.
Recollections of young Australian artillery gunners during the Vietnam conflict
vietnam war 1961-1975 – regimental histories - australia, vietnam conflict - australian involvement
Index, bib, ill, p.483.
A magisterial new global history of World war II
world war 1939 - 1945 - history, world war 1939-1945 - causes
The aim of this book is to provide students with a wide-ranging survey of the key issues in strategic studies, and to provide an introduction to the main ideas and themes in the field. The book contains six sections which seek to discover generalisations about the nature of modern strategy, and case studies, which attempt to ground the study of strategy in the realities of modern
military science, international relations
Index, bib, p.442.
The most comprehensive analysis of strategic studies available, Strategy in the Contemporary World, Third Edition, reflects upon recent events and assesses the role of military power in the contemporary world. Taking a functional approach and looking at issues from both times of war and of peace, editors John Baylis, James J. Wirtz, and Colin S. Gray analyze the conflicts themselves--as well as what can be learned from them. This new edition covers topics such as intelligence and strategy, strategic studies and its critics, as well as strategy in practice, providing a comprehensive and insightful collection of contributions from a team of leading experts in the field.
strategy, world politics - 20th century
Index, bib, p.552.
This thorough overview of all aspects of the field of genocide studies brings together for the first time classic and contemporary writings from some of the most noted scholars writing on genocide in the fields of genocide studies, political science, history, and sociology. The Reader covers key aspects of a host of complex and thorny issues, such as the definition of genocide, theories of genocide, prevention and intervention, and its denial. This collection of writings is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand this most atrocious form of political violence that has plagued human history.
genocide - history, genocide - case studies
eading international experts offer an up-to-date, comprehensive history and analyses of multiple cases of genocide and genocidal acts, with a focus on the twentieth century and extensive coverage of the post-1945 period - including the atrocities in the former Yugoslavia, Bali, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, East Timor, and Guatemala. "This collection of essays by leading international experts offers an up-to-date, comprehensive history and analysis of multiple cases of genocide and genocidal acts, with a focus on the twentieth century. The book contains studies of the Armenian genocide, the victims of Stalinist terror, the Holocaust, and imperial Japan. Several authors explore colonialism and address the fate of the indigenous peoples in Africa, North America, and Australia. As well, there is extensive coverage of the post-1945 period, including the atrocities in the former Yugoslavia, Bali, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, East Timor, and Guatemala. The book emphasizes the importance of comparative analysis and theoretical discussion, and it raises new questions about the difficult challenges for modernity constituted by genocide and other mass crimes.
crimes against humanity, genocide - history
Index, ill, p.541.
Stories of ordinary Australians caught up by circumstances and by duty. Features their telling of how they answered war's ruthless questions. What are you worth? In what do you believe? Can you endure? Stories from winners of the VC, POWs, the patrols of Vietnam, peacekeepers in Rwanda, nurses from aid agencies and others.
australia - history - military, australia - armed forces - history
Index, ill, maps, p.478.
Here for the first time is included the story about the relief force - the men who turned defeat into victory. More than that, it is a story told by soldiers about soldiers. You will laugh and cry with them.
battle of long tan, vietnam conflict - australian involvement
Ill, maps, p.359.
Hell′s Heroes is the story of the POW camp that never was − so dubbed by one old soldier because the atrocities that occurred there went largely unreported at the time. For while the Burma−Thai railway‚ the Bataan death march and events at Changi and in many other parts of Asia became synonymous with Japanese brutality‚ most of the camps which were set up to provide slave labour for the enemy military machine at home were slowly forgotten in the aftermath of World War II.
world war 1939 – 1945 - prisons and prisoners - japanese, atrocities - japan
This brilliant exposition established British naval historian Julian Corbett (1854-1922) as one of the great maritime strategists. Corbett placed naval warfare within the larger framework of human conflict, proposing that the key to maritime dominance lies in effective use of sea lines for communications and in denying that use to the enemy. His concept - which regarded naval strategy not as an end in itself but as a means to an end, with that end defined by national strategy - makes this a work of enduring value.
naval strategy, sea power
Index, bib, ill, maps, p.557.
Though technological advances over the last century have revolutionized warfare, The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783 remains a classic text on the history, strategy, and comprehension of commercial and military command of the high seas. The first president of the U.S. Naval War College, Alfred Thayer Mahan demonstrates through historical examples that the rise and fall of sea power and the wealth of nations have always been linked with commercial and military command of the sea. Mahan describes successful naval strategies employed in the past--from Greek and Roman times through the Napoleonic Wars--with an intense focus on England's rise as a sea power in the eighteenth century. This book provides not only an overview of naval tactics but also a lucid exposition of geographic, economic, and social factors governing the maintenance of sea power.
naval history - modern, sea power
Bib, ill, p.304.
In association with the Australian War Memorial, Mud & Dust showcases photographs of the vehicles in action, with detailed colour scheme notes, internal features and stories from their war record. Mud & Dust includes the stories of those who drove and serviced the vehicles and brings the wars they fought in into a new dimension. Their narratives record the tragedies of war as well as the adventures experienced by soldiers.
vietnam war - 1961-1975 - australian participation, vietnam - military equipment
Index, bib, ill, maps, p.400.
An overview of the development and influence of the British Empire examines British colonialism in various regions of the world and discusses the impact of imperialism on social and cultural history.
great britain - colonies - history, great britain - commonwealth - history
Index, bib, ill, maps, p.613.
This major global history of the twentieth century is written by four prominent international historians for first-year undergraduate level and upward. Using their thematic and regional expertise, the authors cover events in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas from the last century and beyond. Among the areas this book covers are: the decline of European hegemony over the international order; the diffusion of power to the two superpowers; the rise of newly independent states in Asia and Africa; and, the course and consequences of the major global conflicts of the twentieth century. This second edition is thoroughly updated, and includes extended coverage of European integration, the rise of supra-governmental organizations, and the 'global War on Terror'.
world politics - 20th century, world politics 21st century
Index, bib, ill, maps, p.888.
The 20th century is the century of communism and fascism, of debt and prosperity, of the United Nations and nationalistic fervour, of mass demonstrations and individual defiance; and also of the aircraft and the submarine, of the conveyor belt and the computer, of miracle cures and new diseases, and of radio and television.
history - modern - 20th century, history - modern - 21st century
Index, ill, p.272.
Covers the years 1939 to 1945, the author's Bomber Command experiences and those of the 19 men with whom he trained.
royal air force - bomber command, world war ii - air warfare
Ill, maps, p.128.
The story of the rsistance of malta to the Axis forces in World War Two
world war 1939-1945 - malta, malta - siege 1940-1943
Index, ill, p.210.
The exploits of a U-Boat commander in the Second World war
germany - u-boats, naval warfare - germany
Index, ill, p.390.
In war, there is no easy victory. When troops invaded Iraq in 2003 to topple Saddam Hussein's regime, most people expected an easy victory. Instead, the gamble we took was a grave mistake, and its ramifications continue to reverberate through the lives of millions, in Iraq and the West. As we gain more distance from those events, it can be argued that many of the issues facing us today - the rise of the Islamic State, increased Islamic terrorism, intensified violence in the Middle East, mass migration, and more - can be traced back to the decision to invade Iraq.
iraq war - personal recollections, iraq war 2003-2011 - history
Index, bib, ill, maps, p.398.
In the last winter of the Second World War, Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin arrived in the Crimean resort of Yalta. Over eight days of bargaining, bombast and intermittent bonhomie they decided on the conduct of the final stages of the war against Germany, on how a defeated and occupied Germany should be governed, on the constitution of the nascent United Nations and on spheres of influence in Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Greece. Only three months later, less than a week after the German surrender, Roosevelt was dead and Churchill was writing to the new President, Harry S. Truman, of 'an iron curtain' that was now 'drawn down upon [the Soviets'] front'. Diana Preston chronicles eight days that created the post-war world, revealing Roosevelt's determination to bring about the dissolution of the British Empire and Churchill’s conviction that he and the dying President would run rings round the Soviet premier. But Stalin monitored everything they said and made only paper concessions, while his territorial ambitions would soon result in the imposition of Communism throughout Eastern Europe.
world war 1939-1945 - diplomatic history, yalta conference - crimea- 1945
Index, ill, maps, p.243.
Describes the events of December 7, 1941, before, during, and after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, as well as the reactions of the men who lived through the attack.
pearl harbour attack, world war 1939 – 1945 –naval operations
Index, bib, ill, maps, p.296.
The simple tale of Simpson and his donkey is the pre-eminent legend of heroism. It is the story of a humble water-carrier, a rescuer of wounded men, a tale of compassion, stoic persistence, with a tragic end. His tale is an integral part of the Anzac story. Across time, a simple tale can acquire a complicated history. This is what happened to the man with the donkey and is the subject of this book, Simpson's 'afterlife', the legend.
world war 1914-1918 - campaigns - gallipoli, gallipoli campaign - medical corps - history
Ill, index, p.192.
Biographical account of the travails of an p Australian risoner on the Burma railway
burma - thailand railway, world war 1939 – 1945 - prisons and prisoners - japanese
Index, ill, p.224.
In this text, Deighton and Hastings look at how the few defended Britain in the Battle of Britain. They depict the reality of the battle and how it was enacted by those who took part, whether in the air, on the ground, in the planning rooms or at home in towns and villages.
world war 1939-1945 - battle of britain 1940, world war 1914-1918 - aerial operations - britain
Another in the fictional series around the famous 633squadron
world war 1939-1945 - britain - aerial operations - fiction, 633 squadron
Illustrated summary of the second World War
world war 1939-1945 - history, world war 1939-1945 - victory celebrations
Bib, ill, maps, p.305.
Bomber Boys is the extraordinary and little known story of more than 100 Dutch airmen stranded in Australia with no country to return to who were joined by a contingent of Australians to make up the RAAF's No. 18 (Netherlands East Indies Squadron). Formed in Canberra in April 1942, the squadron flew operational coastal patrols before eventually being relocated to the secret MacDonald Airfield, north of Pine Creek in the Northern Territory and then Batchelor near Darwin.
royal australian air force - 18th squadron, world war two 1939-1945 - aerial operations - australia
Index, bib, ill, maps, p.610.
No other warship in the history of the Royal Australian Navy has inspired and fired the public imagination like HMAS Sydney (II). This is the story of the ship and the men who served in her.
hmas sydney, world war 1939-1945 - naval operations - australia
World War II novel about submarine hunters in the North Atlantic. The action follows lieutenant Ned Yorke of the British Navy, who is sent to investigate a rash of unexplained convoy sinkings. He must find out how German submarines are arriving undetected in the midst of the convoys and why a mysterious Swedish vessel is always present. Posing as a shipwrecked sailor, he manages to get aboard the Swedish ship.
world war 1939 - 1945 - fiction, naval operations - fictional
Index, bib, ill, p.348.
Will Dyson (1880-1938) was a brilliant and versatile artist, and much more besides. His prodigious talents struggled to find a niche in Australia, but he burst into prominence with cartoons of extraordinary vigour and resource on the London Daily Herald. These whole-page cartoons with wordy, witty captions were revered by workers and intellectuals alike. Dyson was also a talented writer, a scintillating humourist and an arresting speaker. A stunning overnight success, he was described as the most famous Australian in the world. In 1916 Dyson became Australia's first official war artist. His drawings of profound empathy and sympathy remain a unique record of the Western Front experience. Once again he complemented his art with exquisite writing. Returning to Australia in 1925, he took up etching to international acclaim, confirming that whatever he did he did well. Absorbing, illuminating, and lavishly illustrated, this is a fascinating story of the life and times of a remarkable and under-recognised Australian.
will dyson 1880-1938, cartoonists - australia
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