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The broken years : Australian soldiers in the Great War

Gammage, Bill


Before the First World War most Australians shared the emotions and traditions of the British Empire. Proud of their British heritage, anxious to raise the Imperial status of Australia, they were eager to fight and, if need be, to die in defence of their race and country. But the horror and tragedy of the conflict brought fundamental changes in outlook. Many of the pre-war enthusiasms persisted, but the days of unquestioning allegiance to Empire were beginning to come to an end, to be replaced...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 1974
Type: Book
Access Rights: Open Access


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