Sites of military interest:
The aims of the MHSA are the encouragement
and pursuit of study and research in military history, customs, traditions,
dress, arms, equipment, and kindred matters; the promotion of public
interest and knowledge in these matters, and the preservation of historical
military objects with particular reference to the armed forces of
Australia. The Society publishes a quarterly journal called Sabretache.
Kristen is currently serving as the Secretary of Federal Council.
This site details the history of No. 211
(Bomber) Squadron RAF in World War II, as recorded at the time and
as recalled today by surviving members. Background and unit history
are covered in some detail, with extensive notes on the Hawker Audax
and Hind, the Bristol Blenheim, the Middle East and Far East campaigns,
and the narratives and photographs of the authors father as
well as many other members of the Squadron, both RAF and RAAF.
Includes collection databases, nominal
rolls, profiles of Australian military units, military encyclopedia
This site includes history, maps, camouflage,
photos of HMAS Perth, HMS Amphion, USS Houston and many allied and
enemy ships with which she associated.
One of Australia's most highly decorated
military units. Referred to as 'The Team' it was the first Australian
unit into Vietnam and the last out. The 4 Victoria Cross winners from
the Vietnam war came from AATTV. This is the official website of AATTV
Association to provide information to AATTV members and any other
parties that may be interested in knowing a little about 'The Team'
and its accomplishments in South Vietnam.
This website is dedicated to women serving
in the South Pacific and Oceania. It contains many moving first hand
accounts of nurses who became prisoners of war of the Japanese during
WWII, as well as other stories relating womens service.
This website is dedicated to 3 Squadron
and includes historical details of the Squadrons activities
and first hand accounts from members. It is updated regularly with
news and stories.
This site includes biographical details
and photos of AIF and NZEF officers who died as a result of service
on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, in 1915.
The site is dedicated to all those who
have served their country in war. Every major battlefield around the
world where Australians have fought over the past 100 years has been
described through text, maps and photos. The details are based on
an extensive series of large bronze, hand sculpted commemorative plaques
placed on these battlefields by Ross Bastiaan, who constructed this
And on this site he has included images
and descriptions of radios that he has worked on. There is a large
section on military radios which includes AR7 receiver, AR8 receiver,
COMMAND receivers, C6770 receiver (3BZ Coastwatchers type), and C6940
general purpose receiver (Marine type).
This site is dedicated to preserving and researching Australia’s naval heritage. It has lots of photos, stories and information about Australia’s naval history. The Society sells a number of naval related items, including Monographs, Books and CD's which are available for on-line ordering.
This website was created as a consequence
of The Great Search. As part of the Centenary of Federation commemorations,
the Department of Veterans Affairs, in collaboration with ABC
Radio, launched The Great Search, inviting veterans and their families
to submit their wartime memorabilia. More than 1800 responses were
received and these included photos, letters, diaries, reminiscences
and family records. Many of these were drawn on for the Australians
at War documentary series which was screened on ABC TV during
the Centenary of Federation year. 43 of those stories were included
in Simply Hell Let Loose (Department of Veterans' Affairs, which includes
personal accounts and family records relating to the major conflicts
in which Australians have served, from the Boer War to the Gulf War.
They depict the efforts of men and women, service and medical personnel
and civilians. Many others are included on this website. This site
is well worth a look, and is a great adjunct to the book and television
series. Visitors can add their own or a family members story,
or they can select a conflict, scroll through the synopses and click
on one of the many Australian stories of war.
Edward Lengels site is dedicated
to the WWI soldier and includes essays on WWI issues and literature,
links to other dedicated WWI sites, and battlesite tours
This site includes military service details
for all those served in the Australian forces during World War II.
This is an excellent family history and research resource.
This site is an unofficial pictorial and
anecdotal history of First Battalion Royal Australian Regiment and
details are sourced, in the main, from present and past former soldiers
of the battalion.
"Personalised War Histories" is a research service which provides information,
understanding and a deeper insight into the participation of Australians in
War - ordinary Australians whose response for their country was extraordinary.
Denis McCarthy, a professional military history researcher, established
"Personalised War Histories" in 1996.
Denis provides a research service to those who wish to solve some long
standing military mystery or area of intrigue, for the traveller preparing for a
battlefield tour following their family member's footsteps, or the typical family
whose curiosity is high because their service person simply "didn't talk about the war".
In addition to his research work, Denis is also a battlefield tours escort.
His historical knowledge has been greatly enhanced by numerous trips to Gallipoli,
the heart of the Anzac tradition. He has also visited the Western Front battlefields
of France and Belgium and those of North Africa including Tobruk and El Alamein.
Major areas of Denis' research include the participation of Australian forces
in the First World War and the Second World War. However,
Denis also investigates the service of Australians in the Boer War,
the Korean War, Vietnam and other conflicts.
Denis offers his research service to a wide range of customers
including individuals, families, schools and corporate clients, and is available
to enquirers located in any country.
Slouch Hat Publications is a small publishing
venture specialising in Australian Army Military History, which has over the
last thirteen years built up a regular client list, as well as selling to
libraries and the retail book trade. Slouch Hat Publications produce high
quality books, mainly in hard cover. Their books are all written by
Australian authors and printed in Australia. They also distribute other
military books of interest to their readers.