Call Sign VAMPIRE, the inside story of an Australian Field Hospital during the Vietnam War is an insight to the world of medicine at war told with a mix of operational facts, personal accounts from those that served as well as the patients who passed through the doors of the hospital.
Sad Joys on Deployment is the memoir of an orthopaedic surgeon1 in the Royal Australian Air Force Specialist Reserve (RAAFSR) who deployed overseas ten times on operations between 1995 and 2008.
Written in the Sky is an autobiography of one man’s desire to fly, recording his efforts to achieve a boyhood dream and the challenges and rewards of realising his ambitions.
6 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (6 Bn RAR/NZ (ANZAC) arrived in South Vietnam in May 1969 and five days later 5 Platoon was tasked with a platoon standing patrol around 3 kilometres from the base.
On Sunday, 1 March 1914, a Bristol Boxkite aircraft flown by Lieutenant Eric Harrison, took to the skies over Point Cook, Victoria, marking the first flight by a military aircraft in Australia. It was the beginning of Australia’s long and distinguished military aviation capability. The first edition of An Interesting Point: A History of Military […]
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.
After Second Lieutenant Charles Kingsford Smith of the Royal Flying Corps returned wounded to Australia, he spent the night of 7 May 1918 on the beach at Terrigal watching for German aeroplanes. Surprisingly, he saw one – or at least, something he believed was “a machine”, which he described as “a small black object rapidly […]
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