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Australia S Communities And The Boer War

Author : John McQuilton
ISBN : 9783319308258
Genre : History
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This book explores an Australian regional community’s reaction to, and involvement with, the Boer War. It argues that after the initial year the war became an ‘occasional war’ in that it was assumed that the empire would triumph. But it also laid the foundations for reactions to the outbreak of the Great War in 1914. This is the first exploration of the place of the Boer War in Australian history at the community level. Indeed, even at the national level the literature is limited. It is often forgotten that, despite the claims that Australia became a federation via peaceful means, the colonies and the new nation were, in fact, at war. This study aims to bring back into focus a forgotten part of Australian and imperial history, and argues that the Australian experience of the Boer War was more than the execution of Morant and Hancock.

The Anzac Illusion

Author : Eric Montgomery Andrews
ISBN : 052141914X
Genre : History
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This provocative book is reassessment of Australia's role in World War I and its relations with Britain.

Strategic Cousins

Author : John C. Blaxland
ISBN : 9780773530355
Genre : History
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Australia and Canada may have different security strategies, reflecting contrasting domestic circumstances, but John Blaxland shows that common interests have led their forces to work together for over a century. Strategic Cousins examines the role of the professional armed forces of these geographically distant nations through a comparison of their historical experiences with expeditionary land forces.

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German Anzacs And The First World War

Author : John Williams
ISBN : 0868405086
Genre : History
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By 1914 Australia’s German immigrants were well-regarded in their communities and made up (after Irish and Scots) the fourth-largest white ethnic community in Australia. This thoroughly readable history, with lively anecdotal and personal material, traces the experiences of those young German Australian immigrants who enlisted for service in the First World War, and the many difficulties they faced.

Unnecessary Wars

Author : Henry Reynolds
ISBN : 9781742242279
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‘Australian governments find it easy to go to war. Their leaders seem to be able to withdraw with a calm conscience, answerable neither to God nor humanity.’ Australia lost 600 men in the Boer War, a three-year conflict fought in the heart of Africa that had ostensibly nothing to do with Australia. Coinciding with Federation, the war kickstarted Australia’s commitment to fighting in Britain’s wars overseas, and forged a national identity around it. By 1902, when the Boer War ended, a mythology about our colonial soldiers had already been crafted, and a dangerous precedent established. This is Henry Reynolds at his searing best, as he shows how the Boer War left a dark and dangerous legacy, demonstrating how those beliefs have propelled us into too many unnecessary wars – without ever counting the cost.

Black And White In Colour

Author : Richard Mendelsohn
ISBN : 1847015220
Genre : Africa
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Examines how African history has been represented on film.

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