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Professor Peter Edwards was appointed official historian in 1982 to produce the current official history series on Australia’s invovement in Southeast Asian conflicts from 1948 to 1975. This nine-volume series covers the longest period of any of the official histories and deals with the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960), the Indonesian-Malaysian Confrontation (1963-1966) and the Vietnam War (1962-1972). Eight of the nine volumes have been released so far. In keeping with the previous official histories, this series covers Australian combat operations by all three services as well as the areas of strategy, diplomacy, home front politics and society, and medical matters.Published by Allen & Unwin in association with the Australian War Memorial.

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