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The Australian Army at War 1976–2016

The Australian Army at War 1976–2016 Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review December 2019 Title The Australian Army at War 1976–2016
Author Leigh Neville Publisher Osprey Publishing
Published 2019 ISBN 9781472826329
Format 48 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $19.00


Since South Vietnam’s collapse in 1975, the Australian Army has seen combat in major global flashpoints.

Now Leigh Neville recaps those operations in The Australian Army at War 1976–2016 – no. 526 in Osprey’s vast “Men-at-Arms” series.

After introductory notes on Australian Army history, Neville first recaps peace-keeping duties in Cambodia, Somalia, and Rwanda. Text then segues to operations in:

  • East Timor,
  • Afghanistan, and
  • Iraq

Explanatory captions and an abbreviations summary accompany text. And in addition to photos, illustrations include eight pages of 23 color uniform plates with inset details. Artwork commentaries, operational structures summary, references, and an index neatly wrap things up.


My sincere thanks to Osprey Publishing for this review sample!