Other Publications: 2001

The Royal Australian Navy: The Australian Centenary History of Defence, Vol III
The Royal Australian Navy: The Australian Centenary History of Defence, Vol III

by
David Stevens

Abstract

This is the third volume in The Australian Centenary History of Defence Series. It examines the RAN in the 20th century, exploring the effects of changing strategic circumstances, technological innovation, and differing national needs and expectations. By reviewing Australia’s naval involvement in operations that have ranged from global war through to peacekeeping and natural disaster relief, the authors explain how the Senior Service developed from a collection of colonial gunboats into a vital element in Australia’s national defence.

Availability

Published by Oxford University Press (ISBN 0 19 554116 2), and may be purchased online.