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Marching to the beat of an imperial drum: contextualising Australia's military effort during the First World War

Crawley, Rhys

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When war erupted in 1914, Britain embarked on its prewar plans of mobilising resources from its vast Empire, and created an imperial coalition which fought within a wider coalition with France, Russia and, later, the United States of America. This article examines the limited role performed by Australian naval and military forces within this wider imperial effort and assesses the extent to which Australian forces relied on British command, technology, and logistic support. It challenges common...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorCrawley, Rhys
dc.contributor.editorJackson, A
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-08T04:40:30Z
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-138-93219-7
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/229723
dc.description.abstractWhen war erupted in 1914, Britain embarked on its prewar plans of mobilising resources from its vast Empire, and created an imperial coalition which fought within a wider coalition with France, Russia and, later, the United States of America. This article examines the limited role performed by Australian naval and military forces within this wider imperial effort and assesses the extent to which Australian forces relied on British command, technology, and logistic support. It challenges common assumptions about Australia's wartime performance, including the degree to which Australian forces and commanders contributed to tactical innovation and wider planning and operational thought.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofThe British Empire and the First World War
dc.rights© 2016 Routledge
dc.titleMarching to the beat of an imperial drum: contextualising Australia's military effort during the First World War
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2016
local.identifier.absfor210303 - Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5011857xPUB149
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationCrawley, Rhys, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2099-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage125
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage141
local.identifier.doi10.1080/1031461X.2014.994540
dc.date.updated2020-11-22T07:40:36Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationOxon, UK
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