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Thanks for visiting. In each episode I will be joined by a guest to discuss a topic that they have published or contributed to publication in the area of Australian military history. I'm hoping to deliver to you of many stories of people, ideas and operations in this subject.

Australian stories from military history Peter Flatman

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Thanks for visiting. In each episode I will be joined by a guest to discuss a topic that they have published or contributed to publication in the area of Australian military history. I'm hoping to deliver to you of many stories of people, ideas and operations in this subject.

    The Japanese air war against Northern Australia

    The Japanese air war against Northern Australia

    Many of us may be aware of the February 19 raid on Darwin in 1942 which saw significant losses and damage of lives, structures and shipping.Yet many Australians may not know that this was only the first in a series of air raids and incursions by the Japanese over the north of Australia that was to last a period of over 2 years and resulted in losses of over 60 aircraft and nearly 200 aircrew to the Empire of Japan.Joining me this episode to discuss the Japanese air war over northern Australia...

    • 49 min
    Indigenous Australian military service since Federation.

    Indigenous Australian military service since Federation.

    Since Federation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have served in Australia's military forces in times of war and peace.This is despite for many years, being denied their full citizenship rights on their return to civilian life. That said, military service was an inspiration to aboriginal activism in the cause of seeking equal rights and recognition.Joining me this episode is Dr Noah Riseman, a contributor to the book, Serving our country : indigenous Australians, war, defe...

    • 31 min
    The Battle of Hamel

    The Battle of Hamel

    On the 4th of July in 1918, during World War 1, a battle took place around the town of Le Hamel in northern France. Though relatively small in scale, the operation was to have far reaching consequences in concepts of modern warfare and for how the war on the western front was to be conducted by the Allies until it’s conclusion in November. The operation, planned by Lt Gen Sir John Monash, would be successfully executed by his new command, the Australian Corps. It would be fi...

    • 48 min

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