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.
Gustav Adolph (Gus) Ebeling was born at Percydale in the Pyrenees Ranges of the central Victorian goldfields on 5 March 1871.
In early December 1915, 85,000 men, 5000 animals, 200 guns, and multiple stores and ammunition crowded Anzac Cove and Suvla Bay in Gallipoli to start the phased evacuation, and by nightfall on December 19, only 1500 Anzacs remained. At 1.30am the following morning the final phase of the evacuation began when “down dozens of little […]
The science of gunnery made great advances in the First World War, moving from firing directly over open sights to predicted fire that took into account a host of factors like muzzle velocity, barrel wear and meteorology.
Tom Lewis has painstakingly documented three outstanding acts of heroism by members of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) during the Second World War.
There are clear regulations around the use of the word ‘Anzac’ under the Protection of Word ‘Anzac’ Act 1920 and penalties apply for the incorrect use of the term.