Author(s): Jeffrey Grey
A Military History of Australia provides a detailed chronological narrative of Australia's wars across more than two hundred years, set in the contexts of defence and strategic policy, the development of society and the impact of war and military service on Australia and Australians. It discusses the development of the armed forces as institutions and examines the relationship between governments and military policy.
Jeffrey Grey is a Professor of History in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra.
Maps, tables, figures and measurement; Acknowledgements; Introduction to the third edition; Introduction to the second edition; 1. The British period, 1788-1870; 2. The military and the frontier, 1788-1901; 3. The colonial period, 1870-1901; 4. A new nation and its military forces, 1901-1914; 5. The Great War, 1914-1918; 6. The inter-war years, 1919-1939; 7. The Second World War, 1939-1941; 8. The Second World War, 1942-1945; 9. The postwar challenge, 1945-1955; 10. The wars of diplomacy, 1955-1972; 11. From Cold War to global war on terror, 1972-; Appendixes: 1. Chronological list of chiefs of staff of the armed forces, 2. The armed forces: strength and expenditure; Select and annotated Bibliography; Index.