History UsefulNotes / AussiesWithArtillery

21st Aug '16 3:40:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[CanucksWithChinooks Canada]] and Australia are something like war buddies, having fought together in both UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar The Cold War]] and in UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar.

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* [[CanucksWithChinooks [[UsefulNotes/CanucksWithChinooks Canada]] and Australia are something like war buddies, having fought together in both UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar The Cold War]] and in UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar.
10th Jun '16 8:32:48 AM AJW98Productions
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The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Defence_Force Australian Defence Force]] is Australia's military. At about 100,000 personnel (full-time and reservists), it is the largest military in Oceania [[note]] That is to say, it larger than the tiny militaries of New Zealand and Fiji, and the near non-existent militaries of Papua New Guinea and small island nations such as Tonga[[/note]], but still smaller than most of the Asian military forces.

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The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Defence_Force Australian Defence Force]] is Australia's military. At about 100,000 personnel (full-time and reservists), it is the largest military in Oceania [[note]] That is to say, it it's larger than the tiny militaries of New Zealand and Fiji, and the near non-existent militaries of Papua New Guinea and small island nations such as Tonga[[/note]], but still smaller than most of the Asian military forces.
31st May '16 8:41:04 AM Doug86
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Australian forces were involved in both World Wars on the Triple Entente side in UsefulNotes/WW1 and the Allied side in UsefulNotes/WW2. Their most famous campaign of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne was the failed Gallipoli Campaign in Turkey, although they also served on the Western Front in France and fought in the Middle East campaigns. Australia would later adopt the day of the Gallipoli landings (April 25) as their national day of remembrance, despite being a complete failure. In fact, the importance of ANZAC Day has risen to the point where it is the ''un''official national holiday -- Australia Day is generally seen as a time to have barbecues, watch fireworks, and watch cricket. In UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo they were deployed to North Africa (most famously as the "Rats of Tobruk") and later, Australian soil was directly threatened, necessitating the creation of militia who earned distinction in the Kokoda campaign, where 200 Aussie militia held back 1200 Japanese along an extremely muddy and long trail in Papua New Guinea.

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Australian forces were involved in both World Wars on the Triple Entente side in UsefulNotes/WW1 and the Allied side in UsefulNotes/WW2. Their most famous campaign of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI was the failed Gallipoli Campaign in Turkey, although they also served on the Western Front in France and fought in the Middle East campaigns. Australia would later adopt the day of the Gallipoli landings (April 25) as their national day of remembrance, despite being a complete failure. In fact, the importance of ANZAC Day has risen to the point where it is the ''un''official national holiday -- Australia Day is generally seen as a time to have barbecues, watch fireworks, and watch cricket. In UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII they were deployed to North Africa (most famously as the "Rats of Tobruk") and later, Australian soil was directly threatened, necessitating the creation of militia who earned distinction in the Kokoda campaign, where 200 Aussie militia held back 1200 Japanese along an extremely muddy and long trail in Papua New Guinea.



* [[CanucksWithChinooks Canada]] and Australia are something like war buddies, having fought together in both UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne and UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar The Cold War]] and in UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar.

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* [[CanucksWithChinooks Canada]] and Australia are something like war buddies, having fought together in both UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar The Cold War]] and in UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar.



[-[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo WORLD WAR TWO]]-]

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[-[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo [-[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WORLD WAR TWO]]-]
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.
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