Important military roles in war and peace

This resource explains many of the essential but lesser-known occupations needed to operate a military force in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations involving Australians.

The drama of battle and the responsibility of command dominate Australia’s memory of war. Historians and memoirists have described the frontline lives of infantry, airmen and sailors. Academics and biographers have examined the lives of senior officers. Far less is written about the men and women who have served in less visible roles. So many Australians have worked, often at considerable risk, in groups little-known to the public. They too have made a vital contribution to military operations.

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