History

Professor John Blaxland selected to write official ASD history

"This project will explain how and why ASD emerged as it did following the Second World War. It will explore the significance of ties with allies, examine the impact of evolving technology, and demonstrate how the directorate responded to changes in government priorities, in legislation and strategic circumstances. I think it will change the way we understand how Australia responded to its defence and international security challenges.”

Coalition Strategy and the End of the First World War

Celebration and launch of Dr Meighen McCrae's recent book Coalition Strategy and the End of the First World War.

SDSC War Studies Seminar: An Australian Band of Brothers

In his most recent book, An Australian Band of Brothers, Dr Mark Johnston tells the story of Don Company of the 2/43rd Australian Infantry Battalion – part of the 9th Division, which sustained more casualties and won more decorations than any other Australian division in the Second World War. Like his previous works on Australians at war, the book is a ‘warts and all’ exploration of the life of front-line servicemen.

Fourty years of ASIO's unclassified history

Dr John Blaxland takes us through 40 years of Australian spy history, from KGB moles in ASIO to political activism in the 60s to the sophistication of espionage.

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