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To the Jungle Shore: Australia and Amphibious Warfare in the South West Pacific Area, 1942-1945

Dean, Peter


Amphibious warfare was critical to the success of Allied forces in the South West Pacific Area (SWPA) during the Pacific War. However, at the beginning of the war both the Australian and United States forces in the SWPA had little knowledge, expertise, or experience in this form of warfare. This article traces the development of amphibious warfare in the SWPA through organization, training, tactics, doctrine, and operations. While focusing on the Australian experience and highlighting the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Global War Studies
DOI: 10.5893/19498489.11.02.02


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