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'Is there any place that is free from evil? It is too simple to say that only the Nazis wanted war. These Communists wanted it too. It was the only way in which they could come to power. Many of my people wanted it, to be revenged on the Germans, to hasten the creation of the national state… Even good men thought their private honour would be satisfied by war. They could assert their manhood by killing and being killed. They would accept hardships in recompense for having been selfish and lazy. Danger justified privilege. I knew Italians – not very many perhaps – who felt this. Were there none in England?'
'God forgive me', said Guy. 'I was one of them.' ”
If something looks dumb, smells dumb and tastes dumb, it probably is dumb.
– WO2 Pickett, DWSM
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Profile [ edit ]
I'll write something one day.
Some articles I've created or contributed significantly to [ edit ]
I mainly edit military related articles, and occasionally cricket articles.
Australian Military History – Military history of Australia, Australian contribution to the Allied Intervention in Russia 1918–1919, Military history of Australia during World War I, Military history of Australia during World War II, Military history of Australia during the Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation, Military history of Australia during the Vietnam War, Australian contribution to UNTAC in Cambodia 1992–1993, Rising Sun (badge), Australian Army during World War II, Battle and theatre honours of the Australian Army and Australian Army during World War I
Wars, Campaigns and Operations – Australian frontier wars, and Operation Claret
Battles – Battle of Sungei Koemba, Battle of Babang, Battle of Kindau, Operation Blaze, Naval Battle of the Han River (1951), Battle of Bita Paka, Siege of Toma, Battle of Binh Ba, Operation Bribie, Battle of Coral–Balmoral, Battle of the Strait of Otranto (1940), Battle of Al Rumaythah, Battle of Aidabasalala, Battle of Same, Operation Coburg, Bathurst Rebellion, Battle of the Samichon River, Battle of Long Khanh, Operation Crimp, Battle of Hat Dich, Battle of Gang Toi, First Battle of Maryang San, Operation Perth (2006), Battle of Kapyong, Battle of Suoi Bong Trang, Battle of Suoi Chau Pha, Shah Wali Kot Offensive, Battle of Derapet, Battle of Kakarak, Battle of Chongju (1950), Battle of Kujin, Battle of Pakchon, Battle of Yongju, Battle of Long Tan and Gallipoli Campaign
Weapons and military equipment – Historical weaponry of the Australian Army, Weaponry of the Australian Army, Yeramba (artillery), F1 grenade (Australia), List of guns and mortars used by the Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery and Tanks in the Australian Army.
Biographies – Charles Hercules Green, Joseph Maria Gordon, Stuart Clarence Graham, Ronald Lawrence Hughes, Oliver David Jackson, Douglas Vincent (general), Stuart Paul Weir, Bruce Alexander McDonald, Robert MacTier, Leslie Maygar, Ray Simpson (VC), James Rogers (VC) and Dominic McCarthy.
Militaries – Australian Defence Force, Papua New Guinea Defence Force, Australian Army Reserve, History of the Royal Australian Navy and History of the Royal Australian Air Force
Units – Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force, Pacific Islands Regiment, Papuan Infantry Battalion, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th New Guinea Infantry Battalions, New Guinea Volunteer Rifles, Australian Army Training Team Vietnam, Royal Australian Corps of Transport, Royal Australian Corps of Military Police, Australian Commonwealth Horse, Z Special Unit, 1st Commonwealth Division, Jungle division, Korean Service Corps, NORFORCE, 1st Armoured Regiment (Australia), 1st Royal New South Wales Lancers, Mentoring Task Force One, Northern Territory Special Reconnaissance Unit, Australian Army Public Relations Service, 1st Australian Task Force, Australian Army Veterinary Corps, 2/19th Battalion (Australia), 2/20th Battalion (Australia), 42nd Battalion (Australia), 2/21st Battalion (Australia), Royal Australian Regiment, Special Air Service Regiment, 5th Aviation Regiment (Australia), 2nd Cavalry Regiment (Australia), Airborne forces of Australia, 2nd Commando Regiment (Australia), and First Australian Imperial Force.
Orders of battle - Order of battle for the Battle of Long Tan, Order of battle for the Gallipoli Campaign and Australian Korean War order of battle
Terminology – Camp follower, and Main Supply Route
Random – Jamestown Line, Iron Triangle (Korea), List of World War I aces from Australia, Australian Legion of Ex-Servicemen and Women, Anti-aircraft defences of Australia during World War II, Department of the Army (Australia), Department of the Navy (Australia), Department of Air (Australia) and HMAS Berrima.
To do list [ edit ]
These are articles I intend to work on in the future:
My own unofficial wiki project: Australian Army battles of the Cold War [ edit ]
My terrible maps [ edit ]
Battle of Coral-Balmoral, 12 May – 6 June 1968
Battle of Suoi Bong Trang, 23–24 Feb 1966
Battle of Gang Toi, 8 Nov 1965
Operation Bribie, 17–18 Feb 1967
Battle of Elands River, 4–16 August 1900.
Battle of Long Tan, 18 August 1966
Australian military districts, October 1939