Ian Pfennigwerth

Ian Pfennigwerth

Ian Pfennigwerth spent 35 years in the Royal Australian Navy, including command of a guided missile destroyer and was the Australian Defence Attaché in Beijing for two years. In retirement, he gained his PhD from the University of Newcastle in 2005. Ian now researches, writes and promotes Australian naval history, and has had five books published, with three others awaiting publication. He is also the editor of the Journal of Australian Naval History published by the Naval Historical Society of Australia.

Some Facts about Indonesian Confrontation

There seems to be a growing tide of commemoration of the involvement of Australian forces in the conflict which became known as Indonesian Confrontation. This is right and proper, because although Vietnam got all the headlines – and still does, the other shooting war in Southeast Asia in the 1960s was a natural outgrowth of […]

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