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Surviving the Great War: Australian Prisoners of War on the Western Front, 1916-18

Pegram, Aaron John

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Between 1916 and 1918, 3,848 members of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) surrendered to German forces in the fighting on the Western Front. Their experiences are little known because of their relatively small numbers and because all but 327 survived. Australians captured in France and Flanders did not easily integrate into public narratives of Australia in the First World War and its emerging commemorative rituals. Captivity was a story of surrender and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/136647

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