Australia has a proud record of wartime service, and many of the individuals who fought, suffered, died and attained victory on our behalf were willing volunteers. 'Australians at War' charts the course of our involvement in the major conflicts of the twentieth century, from the spirited amateurism of the Boer War to the highly professional operations in East Timor.
This gripping story does not just focus on military matters, but shows also how war can affect the lives of those at home and how these experiences irrevocablty shaped the entire nation.
Well researched by one of our leading historians, it provides a comphrensive and authoritative account. The author never loses sight of the human side of the conflicts and portrays the everyday experiences of servicemen and women, civilians and families living in difficult times. The book is a fitting companion ot one of the best documentary series produced in this country, 'Australians at War', broadcast on ABC Television.
Superbly illustrated, it brings momentous events vividly to life through hundreds of photographs, maps, posters and resproductionss of unforgettable war art.
Chapter 1: Unknown, Untried
Chapter 2: A Chance Scrap of Iron
Chapter 3: Business as Usual
Chapter 4: Never More Alone
Chapter 5: Five Minutes to Midnight
Chapter 6: Picking up Credit
Conclusion: Life Ever After
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