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Description - In their Time of Need by Steven Bullard

This volume of The Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations recounts the activities of Australia's military forces in response to overseas natural disasters. The military's involvement in overseas emergency management is focused primarily on the period immediately after disaster strikes: transporting relief supplies, providing medical assistance, restoring basic services and communications and other logistical support. Beginning with the 1917-18 influenza epidemic that ravaged the Pacific and culminating with the 2005 Pakistan earthquake, this book covers Australia's response to some of the most catastrophic natural events of the twentieth century. In their Time of Need is richly detailed, as Steven Bullard weaves together official government records and archival images with the personal narratives and photographs of those who served. This volume is an authoritative and compelling history of Australia's efforts to help their neighbours.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781107026346
ISBN-10: 1107026342
Format: Hardback
(245mm x 170mm x 25mm)
Pages: 600
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Steven Bullard

Steven Bullard is a senior historian in the Military History Section of the Australian War Memorial.

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