Australians and New Zealanders tend to focus on Gallipoli and the Western Front when addressing land battles of the Great War.
The opportunity to review a biography of Major General William Holmes in this journal is welcome, since he is in the top rank of leaders who shaped the military history of New South Wales.
From having just three field batteries in 1913, Australian artillery had increased by 1918 to number 1200 guns on the Western Front.
This is a biography of an Australian hero of the Pacific War, Commander Eric Augustas Feldt, OBE, RAN. Feldt’s diverse experiences qualified him superbly for the challenge of setting up and maintaining a coast watch service in the critical early period of the Pacific War.
This book is a re-telling of the story of Horrie, a stray Egyptian Terrier puppy, who was befriended in the Libyan desert by members of the Signals Platoon of the 2/1st Machine Gun Battalion, 6th Division, Australian Imperial Force, in 1941.
Recognition of the RAN contribution to the Australian involvement in Vietnam between 1965 and 1972 is usually limited to naval gunfire support provided by destroyers with only a passing reference to logistic support by HMAS Sydney.
This book is Volume Four in ‘The Australian Doctors at War Series’ and contains over 700 short biographies of medical officers involved in Australian Army campaigns in the period 1939-1942.
In the last three decades the Royal Australian Navy has moved from naming its ships and boats after Australian cities and towns and used them to honour its members who were naval heroes.