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The Australian Army is Australia's military land force. It is part of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) along with the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force. Although Australian soldiers have been involved in a number of minor and major conflicts throughout its history, only in World War II has Australian territory come under direct attack.

Australian Army in Days of InfamyEdit

The Australian Army was heavily engaged in the Middle East when Japan entered World War II in 1941. What little forces that were stationed in Asia, were defeated in Malaya and Singapore. They regrouped and joined forces with ABDACOM in the Dutch East Indies but they were defeated there too. Again, at their last line of defence in New Guinea, they were once more defeated, losing Port Moresby and were forced back to their own home soil.[1]

Australian Army in The War That Came EarlyEdit

The Australian Army was mobilised in 1938 when World War II began, but didn't see any major action until January 1941, when Japan opened up the war in the Pacific. The army was a part of the defence of the Dutch East Indies, when the Japanese invaded the islands. However, they were unable to stop the Japanese from conquering a large swath of territory through the islands.[2]

Australian Army in WorldwarEdit

The Australian Army was heavily engaged in both the Middle East and the Pacific when the Race invaded in mid 1942. By 1944, Australian military was proving to be a nuisance to the Race, as they launched countinous raids against them from bases on the east coast. This prompted Fleetlord Atvar, who had already been considering using explosive-metal bombs more freely, to deploy two bombs against the continent's major population and industrial centers of Sydney and Melbourne.[3] This broke the back of the Army and allowed the Race to easily defeat them.[4] After the Peace of Cairo recognised the continent as a Race Colony, the army was disbanded.

ReferencesEdit

  1. See, generally, Days of Infamy.
  2. Coup d'Etat, pg. 71 Kindle.
  3. Striking the Balance, pg. 280-81 Paperback.
  4. Ibid., pg. 286 -87 Paperback.

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