WAR, PEACE AND DEFENCE

Fred had a lifetime interest in all things war, peace and defence. As usual, he had studied in detail seemingly every aspect of them. This is only a very small sample of his writing in this field.

SOME THOUGHTS ON WAR

Fred Emery, 1977

These reflections on the US Army Field Manual are acute and critical of the manual with lessons that can be widely generalized.

NOTES FOR TREVOR

Fred Emery, 1982

These notes concern geopolitical developments and what they mean for Australia's defence. Some of his observations about China and climate change in particular are interesting and pertinent in the light of China's behaviour today and the state of the climate 40 years on.

LETTER TO ARN: 08TH JANUARY 1988

Fred Emery, 1999

This letter is primarily about Volume 6 of the Australian war history covering 1918. Fred has some observations on our campaigns in Gallipoli and also New Guinea.

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY - HOW SHOULD WE JUDGE IT?

Fred Emery, 1995

This is a recap of the main contours of the particularly warlike and deadly 20th century. It ends with a brief review of The Cold War by Martin Walker, 1995.