ANZAC

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ANZAC 16 Min Read

The military has occupied a marginal position in Australian society for most of the nation’s history, but war and the fact of military service have been key determinants in the shaping of the national character and ethos. At the level of national policy, the search for security through alliance with `great and powerful friends’ has typified Australian defence and foreign

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ANZAC Battle British Germany 13 Min Read

Flers-Courcelette 15 Sept 1916

On 1 July 1916 the British began a massive offensive against German positions along the Somme. Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig unleashed this offensive prematurely, in large part to respond to a desperate appeal by the French for a diversion to draw off German forces from Verdun. The Battle of

Air Warfare Aircraft ANZAC 12 Min Read

75 SQUADRON – RAAF

No. 75 Squadron is a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) fighter unit based at RAAF Base Tindal in the Northern Territory. The squadron was formed in 1942 and saw extensive action in the South West Pacific theatre of World War II, operating P-40 Kittyhawks. Port Moresby and Milne Bay In

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HMAS Australia I

The damage to Australia’s bridge and foremast following the aerial attack of 21 October 1944. Left: Captain EFV Dechaineux who, along with 29 officers and sailors, was killed in the Japanese dive bomber attack of 21 October 1944. Right: Lieutenant DJ Hamer, RAN was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for

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HMAS Australia II

HMAS Shropshire carrying out a shore bombardment, circa 1944. Left: Captain JM Armstrong, RAN in conversation with Mr SM Bruce, the Australian High Commissioner to England, in July 1945 following the ship’s arrival at Plymouth. Visible in the foreground is the propeller of one of the Japanese kamikaze aircraft that

Australians at D-Day

On the night of 5/6 June Bomber Command conducted precision attacks on ten German coastal artillery batteries near the beaches where Allied troops were to land. Each battery was targeted by approximately 100 heavy bombers, and all four Australian heavy bomber squadrons took part in the operation. No. 460 Squadron

ANZAC Biography 2 Min Read

Book: The Cross in the Sky

The Life and Adventures of Charles ‘Moth’ EatonSoldier – Pioneer Aviator – Pathfinder for Global Peacekeeping. by Charles Stuart Eaton Foreword by Dick Smith AO In Retrospect Air Commodore Dr Mark Lax OAM, CSM The Cross in the Sky is the remarkable story of Charles ‘Moth’ Eaton. As a soldier,

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Book: The Cross in the Sky

The Life and Adventures of Charles ‘Moth’ EatonSoldier – Pioneer Aviator – Pathfinder for Global

Armies of El Alamein II

he oddity of the Eighth Army was that though this was essentially Britain’s war, at

75 SQUADRON – RAAF

No. 75 Squadron is a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) fighter unit based at RAAF

HMAS Australia I

The damage to Australia’s bridge and foremast following the aerial attack of 21 October 1944.