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Anglo-Australian Naval Relations, 1945–1975

A More Independent Service

Authors: Gjessing, Mark

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  • Explores the relationship between the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Navy between 1945-1975
  • Charts the changing cultural ties, operational cooperation, collaboration, and equipment procurement and design between the Australian and British navies
  • Sets the shift in naval relations against the wider context of the gradual disassociation between Great Britain and Australia
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This book examines Anglo-Australian naval relations between 1945-75, a period of great change for both Australia and Great Britain and their respective navies. It explores the cultural and historical ties between the Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), the efficacy of communications between the services, and the importance of personal relations to the overall inter-service relationship. The author assesses the dilemmas faced by Great Britain associated with that nation’s declining power, and the impact of the retreat from ‘East of Suez’ on the strategic relationship between the United Kingdom and Australia. The book also considers operational co-operation between the Royal Navy and the RAN including conflicts such as the Korean War, the Malayan Emergency, and confrontation with Indonesia, as well as peacetime pursuits such as port visits and the testing of atomic weapons in the 1950s. Co-operation in matters of personnel and training are also dealt with in great detail, along with the co-operation between the Royal Navy and the RAN in equipment procurement and design and the increased ability of the RAN to look to non-British sources for equipment procurement. The book considers the impact of stronger Australian-American ties on the RAN and appraises the role it played in the conflict in Vietnam.

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Mark Gjessing is a historian and has previously lectured in International History and Contemporary Military History at the University of Leeds, UK. He served with the Royal Australian Navy for nine years as a weapons system technician.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anglo-Australian Naval Relations, 1945–1975
Book Subtitle
A More Independent Service
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92744-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92744-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92743-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06506-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 224
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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