Military History

Military History

Medals of the Month – December 2019 |Major General Finn

This month we are featuring the medals of Major General Henry (Harry) Finn, CB, DCM.

By The Cove

Reading for War

Reading for Remembrance

Continuing our week of remembrance, this short list of books will get you started if you are looking to learn more about 'The Great War' and its aftermath.

By The Cove

Values

Symbols of Remembrance

When she was asked to speak at her niece's school, Tara Bucknall decided to talk about some of the symbolism around Remembrance and what they mean to Australians. This article is a transcript of her...

By Tara Bucknall

Values

Australia's Unknown Soldier

On this day of remembrance, please take a minute to read former Prime Minster Paul Keating's powerful and striking eulogy for Australia's Unknown Soldier.

By The Cove

Military History

Medals Of The Month – November 2019 | Major Harold John (Harry) Murray MC, DCM

This month we are featuring the medals of Major Harold John (Harry) Murray MC, DCM.

By The Cove

PME Resources

Long Tan Mission Analysis | The Principles of War Podcast

In 1965, 1 RAR sent a 3 man advanced party to plan their deployment. LTGEN Wilton was already working on the contingency planning for escalation to a full Task Force. This Podcast discusses what the...

By The Cove

Military History

Understanding our Past | The Victoria Barracks Sydney Corps of Guides

The Victoria Barracks Sydney Corps of Guides, formed by former service men and women, share their passion of military history with tours of Sydney's historic barracks in Paddington.

By Kurt Stahmer

Military History

PNG and the Kokoda Campaign – Defeating the Japanese

In August 2019, Headquarters Forces Command hosted a PME session at the Victoria Barracks Sergeants Mess on the WWII Kokoda Campaign. This video provides a fascinating insight into the fighting in...

By The Cove

Military History

Medals Of The Month – October 2019 | Major William Albert Stanley (Bert) Oldfield

In our October edition of Medals of the Month we remember William 'Bert' Oldfield, one of Australia's cricketing greats.

By The Cove

Military History

Fresh off the plane and straight into it: Learning on the job with the Australian Tunnel Rats in Vietnam

This brutally honest Friday long read comes from Jim Marett. The article tells of Jim's first few months in Vietnam which are perhaps best described as 'extreme on the job learning'.

By Jim Marett

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