Title: Encyclopaedia of Australia’s Battles
Author: Coulthard-Clark, Chris
Edition: 2nd Edition
Publication Date: 2001
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 320 pages
Comments: A chronological reference work describing all the major battles fought in Australia or by Australians overseas, providing the ‘where, when, who, what and how’ of each action.
The Encyclopaedia of Australia’s Battles contains concise descriptions of all the major battles over the past 200 years that have taken place in Australia or in which Australians have been involved – from frontier clashes between Aborigines and Europeans, participation by colonial forces in Britain’s small wars in the 19th century, through to the World Wars and other conflicts of the 20th century, up to and including the Gulf War.
Arranged chronologically, over 300 actions are detailed – at sea, on the ground and in the air. A ready reference is provided to the date and location of each event, and the ain units and commanders involved. Based on a study of the historical record and first-hand accounts, and illustrated with explanatory maps and contemporary drawings or photographs of the fight in progress, a concise and readable account of the course of the battle and its outcome is given.
Compiled by one of Australia’s leading and most versatile historians, Chris Coulthard-Clark, The Encyclopaedia of Australia’s Battles is both an invaluable reference for the military specialist and an illuminating guide for general readers unaware of the breadth of the Australian experience of combat.