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The History of Headquarters 1st Division 1914 - 2014

By Michael Tyquin
Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)
01/Aug/2017
Australian Army History Unit
276
Hardback
247mm x 175mm
9781925520422
$39.99

Training for War encapsulates one hundred years of the history of Headquarters 1st Division and the Deployable Joint Force Headquarters. During that time the Headquarters has commanded subordinate formations and units; soldiers; and assets.

They all have a place in this story as do many distinguished Australians who have had a close association with the Division, either commanding it or holding senior positions there.

This study looks at the organisation’s high water mark in World War One as well as quieter times between the world wars, before the tempo picks up again in the period closer to our own time. As with any military formation it cannot be studied in isolation from politics and policy and so reference is made to wider events in the Australian political and Defence environment.

For those wanting new insights into one of the Australian Army’s most historic divisions this work should satisfy their needs.

Michael Tyquin

Doctor Michael Tyquin is a consulting historian based in Tasmania. He has published extensively in the areas of Australian social, medical and military history. He is a serving member of the Australian Army Reserve which he joined as a medical assistant with the 4/19th Prince of Wales Light Horse. He is the official historian of […]

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Training for War is an important contribution to the historiography of the Australian Army and an interesting case study in the evolution of military organisations. Training for War looks at the organisation’s high water mark in World War I as well as quieter times between the world wars, before the tempo picks up again in the period closer to our own time. As with any military formation it cannot be studied in isolation from politics and policy and so reference is made to wider events in the Australian political and defence environment. Tyquin is an historian who has published extensively in the areas of Australian social, medical and military history. He is a serving member of the Australian Army Reserve and the official historian of the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps. Tyquin is also an adjunct professor at the University of Queensland’s Centre for Military and Veterans’ Health. Training for War includes 67 photographs, tables and illustrations, as well as 10 full-colour maps embedded through the text. Seven appendices provide short biographies of all the Division’s commanders and Victoria Cross recipients, as well as key events, orders of battle, photographs of headquarters buildings, and other items of historical interest. A detailed bibliography, endnotes and a comprehensive index make this book a useful reference piece.

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