Events after 11 September 2001 saw the Middle East return to centre stage for Australia’s armed forces after repeated and sporadic commitments in northern Africa and the Middle East.
In addition to its availability as a free download, Niche Wars is unique for the breadth of its authors’ expertise—a blending of strategic, operational, and tactical insights and a frankness rarely seen in such collective efforts.
Professor Blaxland opened his presentation to an audience of 31 explaining that the presentation and book about Niche Wars was the result of a conference run by MHHV in Brisbane.
Australia invoked the ANZUS Alliance following the Al Qaeda attacks in the United States on 11 September 2001.
In what is probably the most extraordinary and hazardous circumstances ever faced by Australian soldiers, ninety-two combat engineers helped to clear minefields in the midst of an ongoing civil war.
To set the scene, Michael began with a short video of interviews of family members of VC recipients taken while he was researching the book.
Before Federation, colonial naval officers were recognised for steadfastness and courage while serving in South Africa and China.
This lavishly produced book is both an illustrated account of Australia’s Victoria Cross winners and a fund-raising vehicle for that worthy cause, the TPIS (Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Servicemen & Women’s Association).