Darwin Bombing

Darwin bombing

The Australian mainland came under attack for the first since white settlement when the Japanese mounted two air raids on Darwin during 19 February 1942. The mastermind of the Pearl..Read More

Peace Keeping

Peacekeeping

Peace support operations are often divided into “peacekeeping” (lightly armed) and “peace enforcement” (heavily armed), and sometimes into other categories as well. In this section, “peacekeeping” and “peacekeeping operation” are..Read More

Iraq War

Iraq War

Iraq War, also called Second Persian Gulf War, was conflict that consisted of two phases. The first of these was a brief, conventionally fought war in March–April 2003, in which..Read More

Afghanistan War

Afghanistan War

In November 2001, Australia joined the United States-led coalition to disrupt the use of Afghanistan as a terrorist base of operations, to remove the Taliban from power and to defeat..Read More

Gulf War

Gulf War

Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein ordered the invasion and occupation of neighboring Kuwait in early August 1990. Alarmed by these actions, fellow Arab powers such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt called..Read More

Indonesian Confrontation

Indonesian Confrontation

The Indonesian Confrontation, or ‘Konfrontasi’, was a three-year conflict on the island of Borneo and the Malay Peninsula, with Australian troops involved as part of a Commonwealth force under British..Read More

Vietnam War

Vietnam War

The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict..Read More

Malayan Emergency

Malayan Emergency

On the morning of 16 June 1948 three European estate managers were murdered in two separate incidents in the Malaysian state of Perak by members of the Malayan Communist Party..Read More

Korean War

Korean War

The origins of the Korean War can be traced back to the end of the Second World War, when the Allies were entrusted with control of the Korean peninsula following..Read More

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Second World War

World War II, also called Second World War, conflict that involved virtually every part of the world during the years 1939–45. The principal belligerents were the Axis powers—Germany, Italy, and Japan—and the Allies—France, Great Britain (British Commonwealth),..Read More