Talk:History of the Australian Army
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I couldnt find any mention of peacekeeping in Bouganville, did i miss it? if it definatley isnt there could someone who knows about it write about it? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 19:15, 27 February 2007 (UTC). I walked with my 8 year old son in Newcastle's Civic park this afternoon and looked at a war memorial commemorating the sacrifies made by our servicemen in the Malay, Malay pennisula, Borneo and Korea conflicts. All of which I know very little. I looked here as my first reference point and I find very little other than headings?? Surely there must be Historians with an interest for this period. Regards Gary Jenness (Newie resident I'm in the book) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 12:03, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
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I think the first section should be broken up into pre-federation 'colonial forces section' and a section up to WWII. Also the post WWII section could be broken up into a SEA section (Malaya Emergency, Vietnam War) and a Modern period eg. Gulf War 1, East Timor onwards. I haven't thought through the exact names but I think this would provide additional structure to the article. Comments and suggestion welcomed. --TinTin (talk) 23:37, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
- Jeff Grey in the Centenary history of the Australian Army has eight chapters: Federation to 1914, 1914-1918, 1919-1939, 1939-1941, 1942-1945, 1945-1959, 1960-1975 and 1976-2000. We can add since 2001. The focus should not be on operations but on the structure of the Australian Army in peacetime and on support for operations in wartime. Anthony Staunton (talk) 04:56, 16 October 2012 (UTC)