ISBN 978 1 74237 335 5
The Encyclopaedia of Australia’s Battles contains concise descriptions of all the major battles over the past 200 years that have taken place in Australia or in which Australians have been involved—from frontier clashes between Aborigines and Europeans, participation by colonial forces in Britain’s wars in the 19th century, through to the world wars and other conflicts of the 20th century, up to recent and ongoing involvements in East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Arranged chronologically, over 300 battles—at sea, on the ground and in the air—are detailed in this ready reference, 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 battles 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 and history of the Australian experience of combat.