Military History



Second World War database

In this ongoing project of the Second World War database, David Stahel and Peter Dennis aim to create a comprehensive, searchable digital record of all Australian service men and women who served between 1939 and 1945. The model employed for this project is based on Peter Dennis’s First World War database.

The Centenary History of Australia and the Great War

UNSW Canberra historians Professor Jeff Grey and Emeritus Professor Peter Dennis undertook this project in anticipation of the approaching centenary of the Great War. They  coordinated a major new history of Australia’s part in the Great War. A small number of authors, most from or associated with UNSW Canberra, produced volume re-interpreting Australia’s contribution to and experience of the conflict, covering its military and civilian aspects (though not the medical or naval). The five-volume Centenary History of Australia and the Great War, published by Oxford University Press in comprised of Australia and the War in the Air by Dr Michael Molkentin, The War with the Ottoman Empire by Prof. Jeff Grey, The War with Germany by Dr Rob Stevenson, The War at Home by Dr John Connor, Prof. Peter Stanley & Dr Peter Yule, and The Australian Imperial Force by Prof. Peter Dennis & Dr Jean Bou.