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Australia's Military History For Dummies

Created especially for the Australian customer! The simple and easy way to get your mind around Australia's military history More people are visiting Gallipoli and walking the Kokoda Trail each year– now find out why. This complete guide helps you trace the story of Australia's involvement in war, from the colonial conflicts with the Indigenous population, through the World Wars to peacekeeping initiatives in East Timor and the controversial conflict in Afghanistan. Find out the origins of Australia's military history– go all the way back to the arrival of the First Fleet and the conflicts with the Indigenous peoples Learn about the heroism of the Anzacs – discover the origins of the legend of Gallipoli, and how the brass bungled the campaign Discover the horrors of war – consider the suffering and huge losses on the Western Front Recognise the successful battles of World Wars I and II – follow the Diggers'exploits in Palestine and Syria, and at Tobruk and Alamein Marvel at the grim jungle battles– track the Diggersthrough New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya and Vietnam between 1942 and 1972 Admire Australia's efforts to repel possible invaders– learn how Australians defended their country against the Japanese during World War II See how the Cold War heated up – witness the fight against communism in the Korean and Vietnam Wars Appreciate the modern-day Australian Defence Force – acknowledge the courage of the men and women who protectus into the 21st century Open the book and find: New insights into the meaning of Anzac Day Simple explanations of the structure of Australia's military Details of who fought whom, where, when and why Stories of Australia's great military fighters and leaders Accounts of the iconic battles that established Australia's reputation Locations of Australia's peacekeeping operations around the world Ways in which war and conflict have shaped the nation Reasons why Australia goes to war Learn to: Comprehend the impact of waron Australia Appreciate the heroism at AnzacCove and other significant battlefields Understand the controversies ofrecent conflicts, including in Vietnam and Iraq

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David Horner

David Murray Horner AM (born 12 March 1948)[1] is an Australian military historian and academic.



Horner was raised in a military household; his father Murray Horner had served in New Guinea during World War II and later joined the Citizen Military Forces (CMF). He joined the Army after completing school in 1966 and attended Royal Military College Duntroon. Horner served in the Australian Army for 25 years, including active service in South Vietnam.[2]

Horner was appointed to a position at the Australian National University's Strategic and Defence Studies Centre in 1990[2] and is currently Professor of Australian Defence History at the ANU's Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (RSPAS).[3] In 1998 he was described as "one of Australia's most respected military historians".[4] In 2004 Horner was appointed the Official Historian and general editor for the Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations, of which five volumes are planned. A team led by Horner also won a tender to write the official history of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) which Horner plans to cover in two volumes published in 2013 and 2015.[2] Horner has written or edited 28 books and a further 75 journal articles, reports and chapters in books.[5] For his "service to higher education in the area of Australian military history and heritage as a researcher, author and academic", Horner was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday honours list of 2009.[5]


Horner's books include:

  • High Command, Australia and Allied Strategy, 1939–1945, George Allen & Unwin, Sydney, in association with the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1982.
  • Duty First: the Royal Australian Regiment in war and peace, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1990. A revised edition was released in 2008.[6]
  • The Gunners: A History of Australian Artillery, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1995.
  • Inside the War Cabinet: Directing Australia's War Effort, 1939–1945, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1996.
  • (with Desmond Ball) Breaking the Codes: Australia's KGB Network, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1998.
  • Blamey: The Commander-in-Chief, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1998.
  • Defence Supremo: Sir Frederick Shedden and the Making of Australian Defence Policy, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2000.
  • The Australian Centenary History of Defence, Volume 4, Making the Australian Defence Force, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 2001.
  • Strategic Command: General Sir John Wilton and Australia's Asian Wars, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 2005.
  • Australia and the New World Order : From Peacekeeping to Peace Enforcement: 1988–1991, Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, 2011


  1. ^ "Horner, David Murray". Nominal Roll of Vietnam Veterans. Commonwealth of Australia. http://www.vietnamroll.gov.au/VeteranDetails.aspx?VeteranId=1273160. Retrieved 9 June 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c Sygall, David (17 January 2009). "Spies like us". The Sun-Herald. 
  3. ^ "David Horner – ANU College of Asia and the Pacific – ANU". Australian National University. http://rspas.anu.edu.au/people/personal/hornd_sdsc.php. Retrieved 17 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Carl Bridge (1998). Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King's College, London. Retrieved from Australian War Memorial, 11 March 2007.
  5. ^ a b "Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia (A-L)" (PDF). The Queen's Birthday 2009 Honours List. Governor-General of Australia. http://www.gg.gov.au/res/File/PDFs/honours/qb09/Media%20Notes%20AM%20(A-L)%20(final).pdf. Retrieved 9 June 2009. 
  6. ^ Edwards, Peter (June 2008). "All in!". Australian Book Review (302): pp. 9–10


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