Dr John Blaxland (Editor)
Following the vote in favour of self-determination in 1999 chaos engulfed East Timor. Dozens of buildings burned, thousands of people were displaced from their homes and some were injured or killed.
The Good International Citizen: Australian Peacekeeping in Asia, Africa and Europe, 1991-1993. Volume 3 of the Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations. by David Horner and John Connor
Following the vote in favour of self-determination in 1999 chaos engulfed East Timor.
The Australian Army from Whitlam to Howard is the first critical examination of Australia’s post-Vietnam War military operations, spanning the 35 years between the election of Gough Whitlam as Prime Minister in 1972 and the defeat of the Howard Government in 2007. As David Horner, Australia’s pre-eminent military historian writes in the foreword “the task […]
Australia and the New World Order: from peackeeping to peace enforcement 1988-1991 is the second in a five volume Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations series. The ‘New World Order’ phrase pertains to the period immediately after the end of the Cold War when there was great hope for a more […]
We cautiously approach the area where the explosion had just occurred. Minutes earlier a thunderous crack had ruptured the peace of the morning. A thin dirty black plume of smoke and dirt curled up into a clear blue sky. We knew what had happened because the explosion hadn’t been announced with the “Infegar! Infegar! Infegar!” […]
When the call came for volunteers for the Commonwealth Monitoring Force in Rhodesia at the end of 1979, I knocked on my commanding officer’s door with my passport in my hand. Implementing a ceasefire was not active service, but opportunities to get an inch of glory were few and far between.