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Achmad Sukarno

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 6 June 1901, d. 21 June 1970).

President of Indonesia 1949–68 Born in Surabaya, Sukarno studied engineering in Bandung, where he became involved in the foundation of the Partai...

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Attack Class Patrol Boats

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

Laid down and launched 1966–68; displacement 149 tonnes; length 32.6 m; beam 6.1 m; armament 1 × 40/60-mm Bofors gun, 1 machine gun; speed 24 knots.

The 20 Attack Class ...

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Australian Regular Army

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

In its current guise the regular Army has had a relatively short history, being formed on 30 September 1947 from the postwar Permanent Military Forces (PMF), but the Army has ...

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Awards and Decorations

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

Australia participated in the imperial honours system until the institution of the Australian honours system in 1975. Both systems include orders, decorations and medals for gallantry in...

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battle honours

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — Maritime History.

The names of battles or individual ship actions in which a warship has taken part. They are usually displayed on a board in a prominent place in the ship as a source of pride in her name....

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Five Power Defence Arrangements

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

(FPDA),

an informal defence agreement between Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and the United Kingdom, replaced the Anglo-Malayan Defence Agreement (AMDA). AMDA,...

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General Sir Arthur Leslie MacDonald

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

(30 January 1919–28 January 1995).

MacDonald graduated from RMC Duntroon in 1939, in time to take part in the Second World War. He held a variety of command and staff ...

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General Sir John Gordon Noel Wilton

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

(22 November 1910–10 May 1981).

Wilton graduated from RMC Duntroon into what was probably the leanest period in the Army's history, in December 1930. From a class of 12, four ...

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Grumman Tracker

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

(4-crew carrier-borne anti- submarine aircraft). Wingspan 72 feet 7 inches; length 43 feet 6 inches; armament 2 × depth bombs or torpedoes, 6 × 250-pound bombs or 5-inch rockets; maximum ...

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landmines

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

Indiscriminate war weapon of which the victims are often not combatants in an armed conflict but innocent bystanders, including children who are killed or maimed while playing and farmers...

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