Dr Bob Hall

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  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

After a career in the Australian Regular Army, in 1991 I joined the staff of the UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy as the Executive Director of the Australian Defence Studies Centre. From 2006 to 2010 I was a Queen Elizabeth II Fellow in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences where I completed an ARC funded research project examining the combat effectiveness of Australian forces in the Vietnam War. Since 2010 I have been an adjunct lecturer where I work on the analysis of combat operations, building the 'Australia's Vietnam War' website and on Operation Wandering Souls. The latter is a project aimed at assisting Vietnam with discovering the burial sites of Vietnamese soldiers killed in action by Australian and New Zealand forces during the Vietnam War. It also aims to return documents and artefacts of a personal nature that were recovered from the battlefield by Austrlaian and New Zealand soldiers.

Books

Ross AT; Hall R; Griffin AL, 2015, The Search For Tactical Success in Vietnam, Australian Army History Series, Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne

Ross A; Hall R; Griffin A, 2015, The search for tactical success in Vietnam: An analysis of Australian task force combat operations, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316161784

Ross A; Hall R; Griffin A, 2015, The Search for Tactical Success in Vietnam An Analysis of Australian Task Force Combat Operations, Cambridge University Press

Hall RA, 2000, Combat Battalion The Eighth Battalion in Vietnam, Allen & Unwin

Cheeseman GL; Hall RA, 1997, Preparing for Australia`s Military After Next: The Price Report and a `New Model` Australian Defence Force Academy, Original, Australian Defence Studies Centre, Canberra

Hall RA, 1997, The Black Diggers Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders in the Second World War, Aboriginal Studies Press

Hall R, 1995, Fighters from the Fringe: Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders Recall the Second World War, Original, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra

Book Chapters

Hall R, 2019, 'A Long Bridge in Time: The 1st Australian Task Force in Vietnam via Malaya and Borneo', in Glenn R (ed.), Australian Approaches to Mission Command, Association of the United States Army, Arlington

Hall RA, 2017, '‘Vietnam: Insights Gained, Lessons Lost’', in Frame T (ed.), The Long Road,, Sydney

Hall RA; Andrew Ross, 2012, '‘‘Landmark’ battles and the myths of Vietnam’', in Stockings (ed.), Anzac’s Dirty Dozen: Twelve myths and misconceptions of Australian military history, Sydney

Hall R; Ross A, 2003, 'Lessons From Vietnam – Combined Arms Assault Against Prepared Defences', in Evans M; Ryan A (ed.), From Breitenfeld to Baghdad: Perspectives on Combined Arms Warfare, Land Warfare Studies Centre, Canberra

Hall R, 1991, 'Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders in the Second World War', in Ball D (ed.), Aborigines in the Defence of Australia, Australian National University Press, Botany, pp. 32 - 63

Hall R, 1991, 'Aborigines and Australian Defence Planning', in Ball D (ed.), Aborigines in the Defence of Australia, Australian National University Press, Botany, pp. 205 - 221

Journal articles

Hall RA, 2018, '‘Fifty Years Since the Tet Offensive’', Australian Outlook

Ross A; Hall B, 2018, 'Shots per casualty: An indicator of combat efficiency for the first australian task force in south Vietnam', Defense and Security Analysis, vol. 34, pp. 410 - 423, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14751798.2018.1529080

Griffin AL; Hall B; Ross AT, 2014, 'The Australian counterinsurgency campaign in the Vietnam war: the ambush battle', Journal of Maps, vol. 10, pp. 61 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17445647.2013.870095

Hall R, 2011, 'Operation Wandering Souls’: Australians are helping Vietnam locate some of its thousands of missing in action', Wartime

Hall R, 2011, 'Aborigines, the Army and the Second World War in northern Australia', Aboriginal History Journal, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.22459/ah.04.2011.05

Hall B; Ross A, 2010, 'Kinetics in counterinsurgency: Some influences on soldier combat performance in the 1st Australian Task Force in the Vietnam War', Small Wars and Insurgencies, vol. 21, pp. 498 - 518, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09592318.2010.505481

Hall RA; Ross AT, 2009, 'Bang on Target: Infantry marksmanship and combat effectiveness in Vietnam', Australian Army Journal, vol. vi

Hall RA; Ross A, 2008, 'The political and military effectiveness of Commonwealth Forces in Confrontation 1963-66.', Small Wars and Insurgencies, vol. 19, pp. 238 - 255

Hall R, 2001, 'Accidental Discharges – The Soldier’s Industrial Accident in Vietnam and East Timor', Australian Defence Force Journal

Hall R, 1992, 'Finding the Black parts of the Digger Legend: A guide to archival sources on the Aboriginal and Islander contribution', Aboriginal History, vol. 16

Hall R, 1992, 'Black Magic: Leonard Waters – Second World War fighter pilot', Aboriginal History, vol. 16

Hall R, 1990, 'An Invitation to National Disunity’: Chinese Support for Australia’s War Effort in the Second World War and the White Australian Response', War and Society, vol. 8

Hall R, 1990, 'Black Australians in the Second World War', Revue Internationale d’Histoire Militaire

HALL RA, 1989, 'THE SHADOWS EDGE - AUSTRALIA NORTHERN WAR - POWELL,A', AUSTRALIAN OUTLOOK, vol. 43, pp. 88 - 89

Hall R, 1980, 'Aborigines and the Army', Australian Defence Force Journal

Reports

Hall RA; Ross AT; De Heer D, 2012, Comparative Study: Combat operations in North Borneo (Indonesian Confrontation) and 1ATF in Vietnam., Defence Science and Technology Organisation

Hall RA; Ross AT, 2008, Study of the structures, arms and approaches to the employment of fires of the Australian rifle section in South Vietnam, 1966-1971, Defence Science and Technolocy Organisation

Hall RA; Ross AT, 2006, The effectiveness of combined arms teams in urban terrain: The battle of Binh Ba, Vietnam 1969, and the battles of Fallujah, Iraq, 2004., Defence Science and Technology Organisation

Hall RA; Ross AT, 2006, Historical soldier load carrying, Defence Science and Technology Organisation

Hall RA; Ross AT, 2004, Indirect fire support for the Australian Army in Vietnam, 1965-1971, Defence Science and Technology Organisation

Hall RA; Ross AT, 2003, Analysis of Australian urban engagements in Vietnam, Defence Science and Technology Organisation

Hall RA; Ross AT, 2003, Ambush and attack incidents involving the Australian Army in Vietnam, Defence Science and Technology Organisation

Hall RA; Ross AT, 2002, Friendly fire in low level warfare: The experience of the First Australian Task Force in Vietnam, 1966-1971., Defence Science and Technology Organisation

Hall RA; Ross AT, 2002, Attacks on prepared defended positions by units of 1st ATF, 1966-1971, Defence Science and Technology Organisation

Hall R, 1985, Report: Employment of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders by the Defence Force During the Second World War, Canberra

Other

Hall RA, ‘Tet ’68 in Phuoc Tuy: Impact on communities’

Hall RA, ‘More about Tet ’68 in Baria’

Hall RA, ‘50th Anniversary: South Vietnam’s 1967 Presidential election’

Hall RA; Andrew Ross, ‘Keeping the Troops in the Field Part 1: Rations’

Hall RA; Andrew Ross, ‘Keeping the Troops in the Field Part 2: Water Resupply’

Hall RA; Ross AT; De Heer D; Griffin A; Kimberley P; Smith B; Turner T; Doyle J, 'Australia's Vietnam War' website

Hall RA; Andrew Ross, ‘Contact! Wait, Out’: Battle procedure after contact’

Hall RA; Ross AT; De Heer D; Griffin A, Operation Wandering Souls

Working Papers

Hall RA; Ross A, 2010, Case Study: Confronting moral dilemmas in combat: Vietnam 1966-1971, Centre for Defence Leadership and Ethics, Australian Defence College, Weston, Canberra, Canberra ACT, Leadership and Ethics Papers, 1/2010