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No Pleasure Cruise : The story of the Royal Australian Navy - Tom Frame

No Pleasure Cruise

The story of the Royal Australian Navy

By: Tom Frame


Published: 21st December 2012
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This comprehensive history of the Royal Australian Navy covers the naval branch of the Australian armed forces from its inception in 1901 to the present day. The early days as the government created a national navy out of the remnants of old colonial fleets, the decades of using the British model, the transformation to a more American style of navy, and the gradual growth into one of the world's strongest and most respected forces on the seas are outlined in this historical retrospective.

PrefaceIntroduction1 Strategic sea base? 1770-852 Pax Britannica, 1786-18553 Colonial navies, 1856-19004 National navy, 1901-135 First test, 1914-196 Trials and tribulations, 1920-387 Global war, 1939-418 The continent under threat, 1942-459 Wars and rumours of wars, 1946-6410 "Up Top", 1965-7211 Finding a niche, 1973-8912 Across the seas, 1990-200313 The new millenniumFurther readingIndex

ISBN: 9781741154627
ISBN-10: 1741154626
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 21st December 2012
Edition Number: 1