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Adam-Smith, Patsy, Prisoners of War. From Gallipoli to Korea, Viking, Ringwood, 1992.

O'Keefe, Brendan, Medicine at War. Medical aspects of Australia's involvement in Southeast Asia 1950-1972, Allen & Unwin/AWM, St Leonards, 1994.

Adam-Smith, Patsy, Australian Women at War, Pan ed., Ringwood, 1996 [1984]

McKernan, Michael and Browne, M (eds), Australia, two centuries of war & peace, AWM/Allen & Unwin Australia, Canberra, 1988.

Coulthard-Clark, Chris, Soldiers in Politics. The impact of the military on Australian political life and institutions, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, 1996.

Firkins, Peter, The Australians in Nine Wars. Waikato to Long Tan, Pan, London, 1973.

Grant, Ian, A Dictionary of Australian Military History. From Colonial times to the Gulf War, Random House, Milsons Point, 1992.

Horner, David (ed.), The Battles that shaped Australia, Allen & Unwin, St. Leonards, 1994.


Fitzhardinge, L F, The Little Digger 1914-1952. William Morris Hughes A Political Biography Volume II, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1979.

Grant, Ian, Jacka, VC. Australia’s finest fighting soldier, Macmillan/AWM, South Melbourne/Canberra, 1989.

Pederson, P A, Monash as Military Commander, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 1985.

Vincent. Phoebe, My Darling Mick. The life of Granville Ryrie 1865-1937, NLA, Canberra, 1997.

Geddes, Margaret, Remembering Weary, Viking, Ringwood, 1996.

McDonald, Neil, War Cameraman. The story of Damien Parer, Lothian Books, Melbourne, 1994.


Cassells, Vic, For those in peril…A comprehensive listing of the ships and men of the Royal Australian Navy who have paid the supreme sacrifice in the wars of the twentieth century, Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, 1995.

Unit Histories

Clift, Ken, War Dance. A story of the 2/3 Aust. Inf. Battalion AIF, P.M. Fowler & 2/3rd Battalion Association, Kingsgrove, 1980.

Edwards, John, Never a Backward Step. A history of the First 33rd Battalion AIF, Bettong Books, Grafton, 1996.

Lee, J E, The Chronicle of the 45th Battalion AIF.

Sloan, H, The Purple and the Gold, A History of the 30th Battalion, Sydney, 1938.

Taylor, F W and Cusack, T A, Nulli Secondus. A History of the Second Battalion, AIF 1914-1919, 1942.

White, T, The Fighting Thirteenth. History of the Thirteenth Battalion AIF 1914-1918.

Wren, E, Randwick to Hargicourt, (3rd Battalion), Sydney, 1935.

Wrench, C M, Campaigning with the Fighting 9th, In and out of the line with the Ninth Battalion AIF, Boolarong Publications, Brisbane, 1985.

Pre World War I

Barrett, John, Falling In. Australians and ‘boy conscription’ 1911-1915, Hale & Iremonger, Sydney, 1979.

Mordike, John, An Army for a Nation. A history of Australian military developments 1880-1914, Allen & Unwin/Department of Defence, North Sydney, 1992.

Stanley, Peter, But little glory. The New South Wales contigent to the Sudan 1885, Military Historical Society of Australia, Canberra, 1985.

Sutton, Ralph, Soldiers of the Queen. War in the Soudan, New South Wales Military Historical Society, Sydney, 1985.

World War I

Adam-Smith, Patsy, The Anzacs, Thomas Nelson, Melbourne, 1978.

Andrews, E M, The Anzac Illusion. Anglo-Australian relations during World War I, Cambridge University Press, Oakleigh, 1993.

Bean, C E W et. al., Official History of Australia in the War 1914-1918, Vols I-XII, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1921-42.

Bean, C E W, Anzac to Amiens, AWM, Canberra, 1946.

Beaumont, Joan (ed.), Australia’s War 1914-18, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, 1995.

Burness, Peter, The Nek. The tragic charge of the Light Horse at Gallipoli, Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, 1996.

Cain, Frank, The Wobblies at War. a history of the IWW and the Great War in Australia, Spectrum Publications, Melbourne, 1993.

Campbell, Maurice and Hosken, Graeme, Four Australians at War. Letters to Argyle 1914-1919, Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, 1996.

Clark, Alan, The Waratahs. South Coast Recruiting March 1915, Alan Clark, Nowra, 1994.

Cochrane, Peter, Simpson and the donkey. The making of a legend, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 1992.

East, Ronald, The Gallipoli Diary of Sergeant Lawrence of the Australian Engineers 1st AIF 1915, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 1981.

Gammage, Bill, The Broken Years. Australian Soldiers in the Great War, ANU Press, 1974.

Lake, Marilyn, A Divided Society. Tasmania During World War I, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 1975.*McKernan, Michael, The Australian People and the Great War, Nelson, West Melbourne, 1980.*

McKernan, Michael, Australian Churches at War. Attitudes and activities of the major Churches 1914-1918, Catholic Theological Faculty/AWM, Sydney and Canberra, 1980.

McKernan, Michael, The Australian People and the Great War, Nelson, West Melbourne, 1980.

Moorehead, Alan, Gallipoli, Hamish Hamilton, London, 1956.

Oliver, Bobbie, War and Peace in Western Australia. The social and political impact of the Great War 1914-1926, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, 1995.

Returned Soldiers Association of New South Wales, Anzac Memorial, RSA, Sydney, 1916.

Robinson, The Forgotten Women. Personal accounts of Australian nurses abroad in World War I, author, 1989. ISBN 0 646 13354 3

Robson, L L, "The Origin and Character of the First AIF, 1914-1918: Some Statistical Evidence", Historical Studies, 15, 61, 1973.

Robson, L L, The First AIF. A Study of its Recruitment 1914-1918, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 1970.

Rutherford, Anna and Wieland, James, War. Australia’s creative response, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, 1997.

Thomson, Alistair, Anzac Memories. Living with the legend, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, 1995.

Wilcox, Craig, The Great War. Gains and losses – ANZAC and Empire, AWM/ANU, Canberra, 1995.

Winter, Denis, 25 April 1915. The Inevitable Tragedy, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1994.*

Young, Margaret and Gammage, Bill (eds), Hail and Farewell. Letters from two brothers killed in France in 1916, Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, 1995.

World War II

Barrett, John, We Were There. Australian soldiers of World War II tell their stories, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, 1987.

Barter, Margaret, Far Above Battle. The experience and memory of Australian soldiers in war 1939-1945, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, 1994.

Beaumont, Joan (ed.), Australia’s War 1939-45, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, 1996.

Callinan, Bernard, Sir, Independent Company. The Australian Army in Portuguese Timor 1941-43, Heinemann, Richmond, Vic, 1984.

Colijn, Helen, Song of Survival. Women interned, Millenium Books, Alexandria, 1996.

Darian-Smith, Kate, On the Home Front. Melbourne in wartime, 1939-1945, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, 1990.

Day, David, Menzies and Churchill at War, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, 1993.

Dexter, David. The New Guinea Offensives, AWM, Canberra, 1961.

Fearnside, Geoffrey Harry, Half toRemember. The reminiscences of an Australian infantry soldier in World War II, Haldane, Sydney, 1975.

Goodwin, Bridget, Keen as mustard. Britain's horrific chemical warfare experiments in Australia, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1998.

Gullett, Henry Baynton, Not as a Duty Only. An infantryman's war , Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 1984. [1976]

Howard, Ann, Where do we go from Here? Postwar experiences of Australian ex-servicewomen 1945-1948, Tarka, Sydney, 1994.

Hunter-Payne, Gwynedd, On the Duckboards. Experiences of the other side of war, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, 1995.

Johnstone, Charlie, To Sandakan. The diaries of Charlie Johnstone, prisoner of war 1942-45, Allen & Uwin, St. Leonards, 1995.

Long, Gavin Merrick, The Six Years War. A concise history of Australia in the 1939-45 war, AWM/AGPS, Canberra, 1973.

McAulay, Lex, To the Bitter End. The Japanese defeat at Buna and Gona 1942-43, Random House, Milsons Point, 1992.

Nelson, Hank, Prisoners of War. Australians under Nippon, ABC, Sydney, 1985.

Robertson, John, Australian war strategy 1939-1945. a documentary history, University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia, Qld, 1985.

Scott, Jean, Girls with Grit. Memories of the Australian Women’s Land Army, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, 1986.

Stevens, David (ed.), The Royal Australian Navy in World War II, Allen & Unwin, St. Leonards, c1996.

Thomson, Joyce, The WAAAF in Wartime Australia, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 1991.

Warner, Lavinia and Sandilands, John, Women Beyond the Wire, Arrow, London, 1997.


O'Neill, Robert (Robert John), Australia in the Korean War, 1950-1953, Canberra : Australian War Memorial and A.G.P.S., 1981.

Gallaway, Jack, The last call of the bugle. The long road to Kapyong, University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia, Qld, 1994.


Grey, Jeffrey and Doyle, Jeff (eds), Vietnam. War, myth and memory : comparative perspectives on Australia's war in Vietnam, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, 1992.

McHugh, Siobhan, Minefields and Miniskirts. Australian women and the Vietnam war, Doubleday, Moorebank, 1993.

McNeill, Ian G, To Long Tan. The Australian army and the Vietnam war 1950-1966, Allen & Unwin/AWM, St Leonards, 1993.

Murphy, John, Harvest of fear. A history of Australia's Vietnam War, Allen & Unwin, St. Leonards, 1993.

Gulf War

Murray Goot and Rodney Tiffen (eds), Australia's Gulf War, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 1992.

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