Welcome to the Javelin Collection, the online-only monograph series of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies - Australia.
Every person "moves in a different circle and knows things unknown to any other" person, wrote A.G. Stephens in 1892, when calling for readers of the "Bulletin" to turn themselves into authors & become contributors to the magazine.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" wrote George Santayana in 1905.
We publish original, peer-reviewed papers on all topics pertaining to defence and security in general, and especially the defence and security of Australia. We invite our members, our readers and the wider community to contribute to the Collection. Subjects chosen may include: strategy and tactics; first person recollections of major events, whether while serving in the armed forces, or as a civilian; military history, particularly pieces which provide historic context for the current debate or lessons applicable to it.
The Ursula Davidson Library, housed in the RUSI-NSW rooms at the Anzac Memorial in Sydney, is an excellent resource for those writers who require more information on topics they wish to write about.
I am fortunate in having an Editorial team who, collectively, can draw on an extensive store of knowledge and experience across a wide range of military disciplines. Having been involved with the Collection since its inception, it is an ongoing project which is important to me, and I look forward to seeing it grow in scope and scale as more people take up our invitation to contribute.
Diana Figgis Editor
The Javelin Collection
If you would like more information about submitting a monograph for consideration, please contact me using this form;
or by post :
The Editor - Monograph Collection
PO Box A778
SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1235
The Band of The 2/22nd Battalion
compiled by Diana Figgis
Anatomy Of A Bunker Battle -
An Action Replay From The Hat Dich
In South Vietnam
By David Wilkins OAM
Digging Down through Mayhem and Mystery -
Japanese combat reports reveal the human face of
air war across the Top End of Australia
By Dr Tom Lewis OAM
Cavalry on the Steppes 1914 - 1921,
the evolution of "Deep Operations," and
their utility in the emerging ADF situation
By Ian Wolfe CSM RFD
How three American Divisions
ended up under
Australian Command in World War One
By David Deasey OAM RFD
Part 2 - Operations with the US 33rd Division
Part 3 - Operations with the US 27th and 30th Divisions
The Hindenburg Line 25-28 September 1918
Part 4A - Operations with the US 27th Division
The Hindenburg Line 29 September 1918
USS Peary's final combat action in Darwin 1942
By Dr Tom Lewis OAM
A Motorcycle Tour of Germany 19 to 24 July 1939
By Arthur Brown
Rabaul, January 1942 &
Its Aftermath for One Australian Serviceman
By Diana Figgis
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