Summary

Military History enables the understanding of how different lived experience is from that of our past, yet how similar we are in our goals and values. Being able to learn from and appreciate everything we do, everything we use, everything else we study is the product of a complex set of causes, ideas, and practices. History and previoulsy learnt experiences allows us to provide the data to derive military policy and praxis going forward. Military History not only informs and enriches the discipline of history, but assists in providing the informaiton needed in a range of other fields including political science, sociology, and public policy. 


Articles

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Military History

Holding New Guinea: A First Defeat For Japan’s Land Forces.

The Battle of Milne Bay PNG was a significant confidence booster for the WW2 Allies as it showed that Australia could beat the Japanese invaders.
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1358
Military History

Chuck Yeager obituary American pilot who was the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound

Chuck Yeager the first person to break the sound barrier in level flight.
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1337
Military History

Battle Of Britain: The Royal Air Force Stopped Hitler's Total Domination Of Western Europe

In the Battle of Britain, the UK employed an integrated air defence system to deny Nazi Germany air superiority over the English Channel and prevented Germany from invading the UK.
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1292
Military History

What the Battle of Britain can teach us about defending Australia

This article argues that Australia can learn from what enabled the UK to win the Battle of Britain—geography, number of aircraft and pilots, training, serviceability and sortie rates.
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1291
Military History

From the bookshelf: ‘To defeat the few’

Access to German archives has enabled a better understanding of why the Royal Air Force won the Battle of Britain.
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1265
Military History

World War II's Allied Raid of Berlin Involved 1,000 Bombers (But Germany Fought On)

The 1000 bomber raid of Berlin in February 1945 was a major air assault still; the Germans continued to resist for another two months right up until Soviet troops captured the city and Hitler committed suicide.
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1273
Military History

The Airstrike that Won the Six Day War for Israel

Israeli Air Force planning, training, intelligence, leadership, and strategic thinking enabled Israel to destroy enemy air forces early in the six-day war.
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1274
Military History

Why Did the French Air Force Fail in 1940?

A failure of leadership, a lack of strategic vision, a poor supply chain, a failure to operate with other services and allies all contributed to the fall of France in 1940.
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1252
Military History

George Kennan urged American leadership and patience to counter the Soviets. Instead, the Cold War ensued

While some were considering military action against an expansionist USSR, George Kennan convinced the Truman Administration there was a better strategy.
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1275
Military History

Carl Spaatz: An Air Power Strategist

Carl Spaatz was one of America’s foremost strategic air power thinkers; his experiences in WW1 and command appointments in WW2 and beyond ensured that he could effectively apply theory to practice.
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