Do Unto Others: Counter Bombardment in Australia's Military Campaigns

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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 414 pages
Author: A. Smith
Year: 2011
ISBN: 9780987057440
Other: b&w photos, appendix, bibliog, index
Publisher: Big Sky Publishing

Since 1899, the significant role Australian gunners have played in supporting the Australian Military Forces’ campaigns has been well-documented. They have gallantly and whole-heartedly supported Australian, British, New Zealand and Indian armies in both World Wars, the Korean and Borneo Confrontation Wars and most recently the Vietnam War.

Most Australian military historical accounts focus on the support role gunners played to cavalry and infantry rather than counter bombardment activities, where they used artillery fire to locate and destroy and/or neutralise enemy and mortars. 'Do Unto Other' is a comprehensive history of the use of counter bombardment from the inception of this technique in the First World War, through to the Vietnam campaign.

'Do Unto Other' is a comprehensive account of the history of counter bombardment, including the development of Australian techniques, equipment and procedures through the campaigns up until Vietnam, with references to the techniques and actions of the British and American artillery included where appropriate to place the Australian experience in perspective. It is also the story of the brave men behind the artillery and their outstanding efforts and results across these varied campaigns.

Preface and Acknowledgements
1. Survey Mapping and its Technical Development on the Western Front 1915-18
2. The Development of Artillery Tactics and Aerial Observation
3. Flash Spotting on the Western Front 1916
4. Sound Raging
5. British Expeditionary Force, Australian and German Artillery Weapons, Organisation, Command and Tactics - a Comparison
6. Counter Battery Doctrine Development
7. The Establishment of the Counter Bombardment Staff Office and the Development of Air Support
8. Gaining the Upper Hand - Operational Outcomes 1916-17
9. Supremacy in 1918 - Counter Bombardment Methods Triumphs
10. Sinai and Palestine
11. A Summary of Counter Bombardment Issues During the First World War
12. The Inter-War Period 1920-40 - Wasted Opportunities
13. Counter Bombardment at Bardia, Tobruk, and in Greece and Crete 1940-41
14. Counter Bombardment in the Tobruk Fortress 1941
15. Counter Bombardment in the Syrian Campaign 7 June to 12 July 1941
16. Counter Bombardment at El Alamein 1942
17. Survey/Location in South West Pacific Area Operations and Australia
18. Counter Bombardment Developments 1943-75
19. Counter Bombardment in the Koreran War 1950-53
20. Counter Bombardment in Borneo 1965-66
21. Counter Mortar (Bombardment) in South Vietnam 1966-72
22. Conclusion
Appendix 1. Surveying, Artillery Survey and Artillery Procedures
Appendix 2. Flash Spotting
Appendix 3. Sound Ranging
Appendix 4. Artillery Meteorology
Appendix 5. Calibration
Appendix 6. Radar
Appendix 7. Organisations of Corps Artillery Headquarters and Selected Australian Survey, Observation and Locating Units
Appendix 8. Sources and Recording of CB Data
Appendix 9. Major Professor Sir William Lawrence Bragg, CH, OBE, MC, FRS 1890-1971
Appendix 10. Australian Siege Brigades - A Summary of Service 1916-18

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