Dr Andrew Kilsby is an independent historian who has published several military history books, produced exhibitions and convened military history conferences. A graduate of RMC Duntroon he holds degrees in history from UNSW and UNE. His doctorate from ADFA@UNSW examined the relationship between the Rifle Club Movement and Australian Defence 1860-1941.
Part 1: The Quest for the Kolopore Cup, team selection and to England.
This Article is part 2 of an excerpt from Chapter 7, ‘The Great War’ in Kilsby, A.J., The Riflemen, A History of the National Rifle Association of Australia 1888-1988, (Longueville […]
About this article: An excerpt from Chapter 7, ‘The Great War’ in Kilsby, A.J., The Riflemen, A History of the National Rifle Association of Australia 1888-1988, (Longueville Media, 2013).
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