Military History & Heritage Victoria

Military history and heritage is an important part of Australia’s national story. MHHV Inc. aims to encourage interest in Australian and especially Victorian military history and heritage in all of its forms; to develop and engage in activities related to its research, preservation, promotion, education and commemoration. MHHV also aims to promote the interests of its member organisations in the community at large and to promote communication and cooperation within the military history and heritage community.

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The Royal United Services Institute of Victoria

For anybody in Victoria who is interested in military history (and readers of this website probably fall into that category) or in strategic and defence matters more generally, there is a jewel of a resource available to them at the Royal United Service Institute of Victoria.

Niche Wars Australia in Afghanistan and Iraq, 2001–2014 Edited by: John Blaxland, Marcus Fielding, Thea Gellerfy

Australia invoked the ANZUS Alliance following the Al Qaeda attacks in the United States on 11 September 2001.

‘Battle on 42nd Street: War in Crete and the Anzacs’ bloody last stand’ – Speaker: Dr Peter Monteath

In addressing an audience of 25, Dr Monteath explained how he had written his book largely through the eyes of several high-profile participants, particularly Johnny Peck of the Australian 2/7th Battalion.

Latest Articles

A Rat of Tobruk – A Digger’s Lost Images of the Siege

This is another monograph written by the son of a Second World War participant, who, like so many, did not discuss his war experiences.

Lucky Pommie Bastard by Don McNaughton – Book Review

Forced out of France, Britain faced the Battle of Britain in 1940 followed by the bombing of London and its industrial cities by the Luftwaffe.

Radar Gunner by Dick Dakeyne, DFC – Book Review

Wishing to enlist in his father’s First World War battalion, Dakeyne was told he could not serve overseas until he was 19 years old; no such restriction applied to the RAAF.