Monthly Archives: August 2014

Why Military History?

I’ve always struggled to explain in words, to others and even myself, just why I am so passionate about military history. What some may find dull and dry, I find inspiring and fascinating. Despite my penchant for words however, all I can do in striving for an answer to this question of ‘Why?’ is quote from others and

Holding New Caledonia – An Extract from “Proud to Be Third” by Darren Robins.

Few are aware that prior to the first American task force arriving at the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia in March, 1942, the island – straddling the sea lanes between Australia and the U.S. – was protected by very few land forces. The major foreign element was ‘Robin Force,’ which consisted of a small group of Australian