Colonel Marcus Fielding was born and raised in Melbourne. He joined the Australian Army in 1983, graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon in December 1986, and was commissioned into the Royal Australian Engineers. He has held a variety of command, staff and instructional appointments and has served on operations in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Haiti, East Timor and Iraq. Colonel Fielding recently transferred from the full-time to part-time service with the Australian Army and is currently the President of MHHV.
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.
The Future of War is a history of predictions about the character of war and the reduced likelihood of war.
William Thornton Watson was born on 10 November 1887 at Nelson, New Zealand, son of Tasmanian-born Robert Watson, blacksmith, and his Victorian wife Annie, née Harford.
Les Knight, a young man from Camberwell, Victoria was like many who joined to serve his country during the Second World War.
Over 725,000 Australian men and women joined the Australian Army in World War II and served in one or more of the 5700 separate units which were formed in the Australian Imperial Force and the other Australian Military Forces.
This modern classic, by journalist and military historian Gwynne Dyer, is a most compelling analysis of the history and psychology of armed conflict through the ages.
In this, the second in a two-volume series, Cameron tells the story of Australian troops on the Western Front from May to November 1918.
When the Allies launched an offensive in the Amiens sector on 8 August 1918, the outcome was far from assured; but in the next 100 days, success begat success until Germany agreed to the Armistice on 11 November. After the fact, this period became known as the ‘Hundred Days Offensive’.