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Author Horner, D. M. (David Murray), 1948-

Title Strategic command : General Sir John Wilton and Australia's Asian wars / David Horner
Published South Melbourne, Vic. : Oxford University Press, 2005

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 W'PONDS  355.033094 Hor/Scg  AVAILABLE
Description xx, 452 pages, 30 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Series Australian Army history series
Australian Army history series.
Contents Machine derived contents note: 1 CONGRATULATIONS FOXY: 1910-26 1 -- 2 IN THE SERVICE OF THE CROWN: 1927-30 12 -- 3 AN AUSTRALIAN IN THE BRITISH RAJ: 1931-35 23 -- 4 REGIMENTAL SERVICE: 1935-39 36 -- 5 A GUNNER AT WAR: 1939-42 52 -- 6 PREPARING A MILITIA DIVISION FOR WAR: 1942-43 73 -- 7 THE DEFENCE OF WAU: FEBRUARY-MAY 1943 83 -- 8 THE FIGHT TO SALAMAUA: JUNE-AUGUST 1943 97 -- 9 ON THE HIGHER STAFF: 1943-46 115 -- 10 POST-WAR STRATEGIC PLANNING: 1946-53 130 -- 11 KOREAN WAR BRIGADE COMMANDER: 1953-54 144 -- 12 'ROUNDING OFF MY EXPERIENCE': 1954-60 163 -- 13 IN THE 'STRATEGIC HEARTLAND' OF SOUTH-EAST ASIA: -- 1960-62 178 -- 14 CHIEF OF THE GENERAL STAFF: 1962-63 194 -- 15 PREPARING THE ARMY FOR OPERATIONS: 1964-65 210 -- 16 THE VIETNAM COMMITMENT: 1965-66 234 -- 17 CHAIRMAN CHIEFS OF STAFF COMMITTEE: 1966-67 256 -- 18 COMMANDING AUSTRALIA'S VIETNAM WAR: 1966-68 272 -- Chapter 7 GUTS, GAIN, AND GLORY: Powerful Monarchs in England and Africa 97 -- FROM THE TOWER OF LONDON TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD -- TIMBUKTU AND THE KONGO, TOO -- "9 Elizabeth I, speech before English troops, Tilbury, England, 1588 101 -- Chapter 8 "EVERYTHING THE WORLD HAS TO OFFER": City Life 109 -- MY CITY IS GREATER THAN YOUR CITY THIS CITY STINKS! -- [ HernAn Cortes, letter to King Charles V of Spain, 1520 115 -- Chapter 9 SILK AND SPICES: Travel and Trade in the Mediterranean Sea -- and the Indian Ocean 122 -- A SAKK OF RICHES THE NAVIGATOR PRINCE SENDS SHIPS SAILING -- E Ma Huan, journal about his voyages with Zheng He, 1451 124 -- Chapter 10 "COLUMBIA" OR "AMERICA"? Names and Fame in a "New World" 136 -- THE NEW WORLD-NO GOLD, BUT PLENTY OF FISH FINDERS, KEEPERS? -- P Christopher Columbus, letter to Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand, 1493 142 -- Chapter 11 SAILORS, SUGAR, AND SLAVES: How European Voyages Changed Asia and Africa 152 -- LIKE FISH OUT OF WATER SUGAR'S BITTER STORY -- [ Richard Ligon, True and Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes, 1673 160 -- Chapter 12 GERMS, SILVER, AND BLOOD: New World Conquests and Global Connections 165 -- AN EMPIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH A SILVER LINING -- FROM TRADE TRIANGLE TO WORLD WIDE WEB -- ] An Aztec account of Cortes's conquest of Mexico, 1528 168 -- GLOSSARY 180 -- TIMELINE 182 -- FURTHER READING 183 -- WEBSITES 185 -- INDEX 186 -- TEXT AND PICTURE CREDITS 190
Summary Tells the story of Australia's most important military officer since World War II. From 1963 to 1970 General Sir John Wilton was responsible for the conduct of Australia's Vietnam War. The problems he faced when dealing with politicians and senior bureaucrats in time of crisis remain as relevant as ever
Analysis Australian Army
Military command personnel
World War 2
Korean War
Vietnam War
Defence policy
Biography
John Wilton
Notes David Horner's acknowledgement in regard to Dr Ian McNeill: "My chapters on Wilton at Duntroon and with the 3rd Division are largely based on his work and I fully acknowledge his authorship of large parts of them."--P. viii
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-428) and index
Subject Wilton, John, Sir.
Wilton, John, Sir -- Military leadership.
Wilton, John, Sir., 1910-1981
Australia. Australian Army -- Biography.
Australia. Australian Army -- History -- Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975
Australia. Australian Army -- Influence.
Australia. Australian Army.
Australia. Australian Army -- History -- Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Australia. Australian Army -- Biography.
Generals -- Australia -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area.
Command of troops.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Asia.
Generals -- Australia.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Australia.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Australia.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Australia.
Australia -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Australia -- Defenses.
Australia -- Military policy.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author McNeill, Ian, 1933-
LC no. 2005434809
ISBN 0195552822
Other Titles General Sir John Wilton and Australia's Asian wars