The Encyclopedia of Australia's Battles' contains concise descriptions of
all the major battles that have taken place in Australia or in which Australians
have been involved over more than 200 years - from frontier clashes between
Aborigines and Europeans, participations by colonial forces in Britain's small
wars in the 19th century, through to the World Wars and other conflict of the
20th century, up to and including involvement in East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Arranged chronologically, over 300 battles are detailed - at sea, on the
ground and in the air. A ready reference is provided, listing the date and
location of each event, and the main units and commanders involved. Based on
studies of historical records and first-hand accounts, and illustrated with
explanatory maps, contemporary drawings and photographs of the fighting in
progress, a concise and readable account of the course of the battls and their
outcomes are given.
Compiled by one of Australia's leading historians, 'The Encyclopaedia of Australia's Battles' is both an invaluable reference for the military specialist and an illuminating guide for general readers unaware of the breadth of the Australian experience of combat.
Chronology of Battles
The Encyclopaedia of Australia's Battles
'This volume deserves a place with the other standard encyclopaedia Australian keep on their shelves. It will be a valued traveling companion for visitors to the battlefields of Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific' - Professor Robert O'Neill, Oxford