The Australian Army in World War II, Johnston, Mark
Название: Australian peacekeeping ISBN: 0521735920 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521735926 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 7050 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Peacekeeping has been a significant part of Australia’s overseas military engagement since the end of the Second World War. Yet it is a part of the country’s history that has been largely neglected until the 1990s, and even since then interest has been slow to develop. In the last sixty years, between 30,000 and 40,000 Australian military personnel and police have served in more than 50 peacekeeping missions in at least 27 different conflicts. This insightful, engaging and superbly-edited volume approaches Australian peacekeeping from four angles: its history, its agencies, some personal reflections, and its future. Contributors discuss the distinction between peacekeeping and war-fighting, the importance of peacekeeping in terms of public policy, the problems of multinational command, and the specialist contributions of the military, civilian police, mine-clearers, weapons inspectors and diplomats.
Описание: This edited volume links selected international relations issues to various dimensions of Australian foreign policy. It represents one of the first efforts to integrate specifically Australian-based thinking about diverse global problems into a guide to how they will impact in the 21st century.
Автор: Grey, Jeffrey Название: The Australian Army ISBN: 0195555406 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780195555400 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3433 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Australian Army is the first history of the army which seeks to explain its development. It is a portrait of the Australian Army with its shortcomings and failures, its triumphs and successes. The business of armies is war, and war is a wretched business. There is much in the story of the Australian Army that is admirable, some things that are noble, and a few which should still have the power to inspire generations of Australians to thank those who have worn the uniform, for the fact that they can avoid first-hand knowledge of the business of war.
Описание: The Australian Army from Whitlam to Howard is the first critical examination of Australia's post-Vietnam military operations, spanning the 35 years between the election of Gough Whitlam and the defeat of John Howard. John Blaxland explores the 'casualty cringe' felt by political leaders following the war and how this impacted subsequent operations. He contends that the Australian Army's rehabilitation involved common individual and collective training and reaffirmation of the Army's regimental and corps identities. He shows how the Army regained its confidence to play leading roles in East Timor, Bougainville and the Solomon Islands, and to contribute to combat operations further afield. At a time when the Australian Army's future strategic role is the subject of much debate, and as the 'Asian Century' gathers pace and commitment in Afghanistan draws to an end, this work is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the modern context of Australia's military land force.
Описание: The hidden story of how Australian troops’ close encounters with the cultures of our nearest neighbours altered our national identity.Half a million Australians encountered a new world when they entered Asia and the Pacific during World War II: different peoples, cultures, languages and religions chafing under the grip of colonial rule.This book paints a picture not only of individual lives transformed, but of dramatically shifting national perceptions, as the gaze of Australia turned from Britain to Asia.
Описание: A perceptive, clear-eyed account of Australian universities, recounting their history from the 1850s to the present. Investigating the changing nature of higher education, this book asks whether this success is likely to continue in the 21st century, as the university’s hold over knowledge grows ever more tenuous.
Описание: This book shares and analyses the stories of Opal, a senior Alyawarra woman. Through her stories the reader glimpses the harsh colonial realities which many Aboriginal Australians have faced, highlighting the cultural embeddedness of autobiographical memory from a philosophical, psychological and anthropological perspective.
Автор: Pearce Название: 100 Moments In Australian Painting ISBN: 1742231292 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781742231297 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 7668 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: What makes a painting endure and resonate through time? What makes a masterpiece? Barry Pearce provides a personal tour of 100 of his favourite Australian paintings from the walls and vaults of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. He reveals intriguing stories behind some of Australia`s best-loved paintings and uncovers lesser-known gems along the way.
Описание: <em>Volume 18</em> of the <em>Australian Dictionary of Biography</em> is the second of two volumes to deal with Australians who died between 1981 and 1990. It includes articles by 560 authors on 670 individuals with surnames from L to Z, recording the lives of Australians whom many of us remember from the recent past.<br><br> There are explorers, farmers, stockmen, trade union officials, business people, educators, criminals, judges, political activists, librarians, ballet dancers, cameleers, musicians and opera directors, speedway riders, polymaths, philanthropists and professional wrestlers and boxers. The volume includes academics Julius Stone and William Stanner; physicists Leslie Martin, Harry Massey and Ernest Titterton; military leaders Frederick Scherger, John Wilton, John McCauley, the first aboriginal commissioned officer Reg Saunders and war historian Alan Moorehead; feminist Ruby Rich and country women’s leader Bertha Smith; surgeon Harry Windsor; Director-General of Education Harold Wyndham; ABC General Manager Charles Moses and a raft of diplomats—John Ryan, Dudley McCarthy, James Plimsoll, Laurence McIntyre, Annabelle Rankin, Alfred Stirling, Mick Shann, Marjorie Smart, Percy Spender and Alan Watt, some of whom became state governors; politicians William McMahon, Billy Sneddon, Enid Lyons, Dorothy Tangney, Lionel Murphy, Thomas Playford, as well as political journalist Alan Reid; Governor General William McKell; artists Fred Williams and Cliff Pugh; patrons of the arts John and Sunday Reed and authors Alan Marshall, Stephen Murray-Smith, Christina Stead, Kylie Tennant and Patrick White.<br><br> Maintaining the ADB’s tradition of scholarship, <em>Volume 18</em> presents a colourful mosaic of twentieth-century Australia. This host of lives gives a picture of our society, provides insights into the experiences of our people, and illuminates large themes in our recent history—immigration, urbanisation and suburbanisation, war (World War II, Korea, Malaya and Vietnam), material progress, increasing cultural maturity, conservative and progressive politics, conflict and harmony, and a new phase in transnationalism. It also reveals something of the greatness and smallness of which human beings are capable.
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