History UsefulNotes / AussiesWithArtillery

30th Mar '16 8:41:57 AM ObsidianFire
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The Australians were also involved in the UsefulNotes/KoreanWar and UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar (where they scared the Viet Cong and NVA shitless as they used the exact same guerrilla tactics, were so GenreSavvy they avoided ambushes and traps and were very patient, persistent and stubborn), as well as the Malayan Emergency, the Gulf War, the American occupation of Afghanistan, and the Iraq War. They've also participated in UN peacekeeping pretty much everywhere you can think of, although rarely in large numbers (with the notable exception of East Timor, where they were instrumental in ending the Indonesian occupation and stabilisng the country). During the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikara_(missile) Ikara anti-submarine missile]] was developed and built in Australia for the RAN.

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The Australians were also involved in the UsefulNotes/KoreanWar and UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar (where they scared the Viet Cong and NVA shitless as they used the exact same guerrilla tactics, were so GenreSavvy smart they avoided ambushes and traps and were very patient, persistent and stubborn), as well as the Malayan Emergency, the Gulf War, the American occupation of Afghanistan, and the Iraq War. They've also participated in UN peacekeeping pretty much everywhere you can think of, although rarely in large numbers (with the notable exception of East Timor, where they were instrumental in ending the Indonesian occupation and stabilisng the country). During the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikara_(missile) Ikara anti-submarine missile]] was developed and built in Australia for the RAN.



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28th Jun '15 2:41:47 AM AllCanadianReject
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*** Even if somehow a non-ally manages to get their resources together and bomb Australia, do you really think they would sit around twiddling their thumbs? They'd bomb you right back, or else their allies would be just a tad bit worried that the world's largest source of uranium is being taken.

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*** Even if somehow a non-ally manages to get their resources together and bomb Australia, do you really think they would sit around twiddling their thumbs? They'd bomb you right back, or else their allies would be just a tad bit worried that the world's third largest source of uranium is being taken. taken.
21st May '15 2:29:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Gallipoli}}'' (1981)

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* ''{{Gallipoli}}'' ''Film/{{Gallipoli}}'' (1981)
11th May '15 4:56:06 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''SwarmOnTheSomme'' (2009--present)

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* ''SwarmOnTheSomme'' ''Literature/SwarmOnTheSomme'' (2009--present)
28th Apr '15 11:07:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* '' ATownLikeAlice''

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* '' ATownLikeAlice''''Literature/ATownLikeAlice''



* ''{{Kokoda}}''

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* ''{{Kokoda}}''''Film/{{Kokoda}}''



* ''Sries/{{Spyforce}}'''', an Australian TV series produced from 1971 to 1973, based upon the adventures of Australian Military Intelligence operatives in the South West Pacific

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* ''Sries/{{Spyforce}}'''', ''Series/{{Spyforce}}'''', an Australian TV series produced from 1971 to 1973, based upon the adventures of Australian Military Intelligence operatives in the South West Pacific
24th Feb '15 7:00:06 PM JRandomNoob
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* The vehicles they use consist of a Land Rover 110 variant known as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_Rover_Perentie Perentie]] (a heavily customized model unique to the ADF. The most recognisable six-wheel variant is the Long Range Patrol Vehicle (LRPV) used solely by the SAS Regiment and Commando regiments. They sport a pintle-mounted MAG 58 for the passenger and a either an [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4b/SASR_Iraq.jpg automatic grenade launcher]] or M2 heavy machine gun on a mounting ring in the rear tray. can also carry its own [[http://www.lopeholt.com/ motorcycle gear Australia]] and can travel 1600 kilometres on one tank of fuel), the ASLAV (a local version of the LAV-25 with some modifications for it to better handle the conditions of Australia) and the locally made Bushmaster IMV (an armoured, mine-protected vehicle designed for operations in northern Australia, with enough supplies (fuel, rations, water, etc) for 9 soldiers and their equipment to stay out there for 3 days, garnering particular acclaim (especially from the Dutch) in Afghanistan due to its survivability against insurgent attacks). Australian armoured vehicles are unique in that they feature equipment that isn't normally found in similar vehicles (for example a cool water drinking system and air conditioning). Recently, the ADF received [[TankGoodness 59 Abrams tanks]] from the US.

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* The vehicles they use consist of a Land Rover 110 variant known as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_Rover_Perentie Perentie]] (a heavily customized model unique to the ADF. The most recognisable six-wheel variant is the Long Range Patrol Vehicle (LRPV) used solely by the SAS Regiment and Commando regiments. They sport a pintle-mounted MAG 58 for the passenger and a either an [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4b/SASR_Iraq.jpg automatic grenade launcher]] or M2 heavy machine gun on a mounting ring in the rear tray. tray, can also carry its own [[http://www.lopeholt.com/ motorcycle gear Australia]] and can travel 1600 kilometres on one tank of fuel), fuel; the ASLAV (a local version of the LAV-25 with some modifications for it to better handle the conditions of Australia) Australia); and the locally made Bushmaster IMV (an armoured, mine-protected vehicle designed for operations in northern Australia, with enough supplies (fuel, rations, water, etc) for 9 soldiers and their equipment to stay out there for 3 days, garnering particular acclaim (especially from the Dutch) in Afghanistan due to its survivability against insurgent attacks). Australian armoured vehicles are unique in that they feature equipment that isn't normally found in similar vehicles (for example a cool water drinking system and air conditioning). Recently, the ADF received [[TankGoodness 59 Abrams tanks]] from the US.
20th Feb '15 4:59:44 AM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/{{DeadIslandRiptide}}'' features several named characters who are members of the ADF. Tough as nails all of them.

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* ''VideoGame/{{DeadIslandRiptide}}'' ''VideoGame/DeadIslandRiptide'' features several named characters who are members of the ADF. Tough as nails all of them.
14th Feb '15 6:18:15 PM jormis29
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* ''SeaPatrol'', a 2007--11 series involving the crew of HMAS ''Hammersley'', a fictional naval patrol boat (''Fremantle''-class for the first season, ''Armidale''-class for the second onwards. The series has been sold to a number of foreign countries, including the UK.

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* ''SeaPatrol'', ''Series/SeaPatrol'', a 2007--11 series involving the crew of HMAS ''Hammersley'', a fictional naval patrol boat (''Fremantle''-class for the first season, ''Armidale''-class for the second onwards. The series has been sold to a number of foreign countries, including the UK.
2nd Feb '15 7:54:19 AM lupius
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If you want to tell an Australian soldier at a glance in most media depictions, look at their head gear. Namely, if they are jauntily wearing a wide brim [[http://img240.echo.cx/img240/7164/1a3vx.jpg 'slouch' hat]], maybe with one side of the brim neatly pinned up, they're a 'Digger'; an Aussie soldier (i.e. not Air Force or Navy). Similarly, the camouflage colour scheme worn by Aussie troops is instantly recognisable once you know what to look for: it's been known as the "Jellybean Suit" for years. Army and Air Force troops wear the standard greeny-coloured uniform, while sailors wear a [[http://soldiersystems.net/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/new_ran_uniforms.jpg greyish pattern]] that serves no real camouflaging purpose—it's more because wearing a one-piece grey coverall (the [[http://www.navy.gov.au/gallery/images/20050722ran8095516_169.jpg previous]] uniform) is torturous when you're working in the bowels of a ship in the tropics. There is also a [[http://images.theage.com.au/2008/06/21/132991/PM_afghan-420x0.jpg desert scheme]] for all personnel deployed to the [[PhysicalHell Middle East]].

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If you want to tell an Australian soldier at a glance in most media depictions, look at their head gear. Namely, if they are jauntily wearing a wide brim [[http://img240.echo.cx/img240/7164/1a3vx.jpg 'slouch' hat]], hat, maybe with one side of the brim neatly pinned up, they're a 'Digger'; an Aussie soldier (i.e. not Air Force or Navy). Similarly, the camouflage colour scheme worn by Aussie troops is instantly recognisable once you know what to look for: it's been known as the "Jellybean Suit" for years. Army and Air Force troops wear the standard greeny-coloured uniform, while sailors wear a [[http://soldiersystems.net/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/new_ran_uniforms.jpg greyish pattern]] that serves no real camouflaging purpose—it's more because wearing a one-piece grey coverall (the [[http://www.navy.gov.au/gallery/images/20050722ran8095516_169.jpg previous]] previous uniform) is torturous when you're working in the bowels of a ship in the tropics. There is also a [[http://images.theage.com.au/2008/06/21/132991/PM_afghan-420x0.jpg desert scheme]] for all personnel deployed to the [[PhysicalHell Middle East]].
24th Nov '14 4:03:13 PM foxley
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* ''Breaker Morant''. Actually, this movie is based on a play, which is also based on actual events. Read the book ''Shoot Straight You Bastards !'' to learn more about this fascinating chain of events.

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* ''Breaker Morant''.''Film/BreakerMorant''. Actually, this movie is based on a play, which is also based on actual events. Read the book ''Shoot Straight You Bastards !'' to learn more about this fascinating chain of events.



* ''Spyforce'', an Australian TV series produced from 1971 to 1973, based upon the adventures of Australian Military Intelligence operatives in the South West Pacific

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* ''Spyforce'', ''Sries/{{Spyforce}}'''', an Australian TV series produced from 1971 to 1973, based upon the adventures of Australian Military Intelligence operatives in the South West Pacific



* VideoGame/{{DeadIslandRiptide}} features several named characters who are members of the ADF. Tough as nails all of them.

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* VideoGame/{{DeadIslandRiptide}} ''VideoGame/{{DeadIslandRiptide}}'' features several named characters who are members of the ADF. Tough as nails all of them.



* ''And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda'' by Eric Bogle is a famous song lamenting the futile Australian attack on Gallipoli in World War 1, and drawing an implicit analogy to Australian soldiers being sent to the Vietnam War. Internationally, it may be best known via covers by Joan Baez and ThePogues; US Senator and Vietnam War veteran Bob Kerry recited this song to his supporters at the end of his 1991 presidential campaign. [[TearJerker Known for making even non-Australians cry]].

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* ''And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda'' by Eric Bogle Music/EricBogle is a famous song lamenting the futile Australian attack on Gallipoli in World War 1, and drawing an implicit analogy to Australian soldiers being sent to the Vietnam War. Internationally, it may be best known via covers by Joan Baez and ThePogues; US Senator and Vietnam War veteran Bob Kerry recited this song to his supporters at the end of his 1991 presidential campaign. [[TearJerker Known for making even non-Australians cry]].



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