Australians at War

  • Peacekeeping in East Timor

    Peacekeeping in East Timor
    East Timor voted overwhelmingly to regain independance from Indonesia which unleashed mass burning, looting, beating and even murders. Finally Australian troops were sent to East Timor as part of a United Nations operation.
  • The Boer War

    The Boer War
    The Boer Wars were two wars fought between the British Empire and the two independent Boer republics.
  • The Boxer Rebellion

    The Boxer Rebellion
    The Boxer Rebellion was a proto-nationalist movement by the 'Righteous Harmony Society' in China, opposing foreign imperialism and christianity.
  • World War 1

    World War 1
    World War 1 was a major war centred in Europe that involved all the worlds greatest powers. They were assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies and the Central Powers. It was the sixth deadliest conflict in world history, paving the way for various polittical changes such as revolutions in the nations involved.
  • World War II

    World War II
    World War II was a global conflict involving most of the World's nations - including all of the great powers - eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.
  • Malayan Emergency

    Malayan Emergency
    The Malayan Emergency was a guerrilla war fought between Commonwealth armed forces and the Malayan National Liberation Army, the military arm of the Malayan Communist Party.
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    The Korean War was a conventional war between South Korea, supported by the United Nations, and North Korea, supported by the People's Republic of China.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War was a Cold War-era military conflict that occured in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia for ten years. This war followed the first Indochina War and was fought between North Vietnam, supported by government allies, and the government of South Vietnam, supported by Australia, the US and other anti-communist nations.
  • The Gulf War

    The Gulf War
    The Gulf War was a war raged by the United Nations against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of the State of Kuwait.
  • War in Afghanistan

    War in Afghanistan
    The war in Afghanistan began as the armed forces of the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the Afghan United Front launched Operation Enduring Freedom, the primary driver being the September 11 attacks on the United States. The goal was to dismantle the Al-Qaeda terrorist organisation.
  • Iraq War

    Iraq War
    The Iraq War began with the invasion of Iraq by the United States under the administration of president George. W. Bush and the United Kingdom under Tony Blair.