- World wide effort: Australia's peacekeepers
World wide effort: Australia's peacekeepers
When people think of veterans, more likely than not they have in mind those who have served in wartime. But tens of thousands of Australians have embarked on overseas service to play a part in ending conflict and helping create the conditions for peace.
Australian peacekeepers have served on many more deployments than the wars in which Australia has been a belligerent. Since the end of the Vietnam War in particular, peacekeeping has been an important and sometimes primary concern of Australia's defence forces. Yet few Australians are aware of the extent of our country's peacekeeping efforts, nor of the proud record that Australian peacekeepers have established. Just as we honour those who have served our country in wartime, we must also honour those who have, to borrow one historian's phrase, served our country as neutrals in the midst of 'other people's wars'.
Format: Soft cover, illustrations (photographs), 126 pages.