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'Unitedly we have fought': imperial loyalty and the Australian war effort

Beaumont, Joan


This article examines what motivated the dominions to make such a sustained and costly contribution to the war effort of the British empire during the First World War. With particular reference to Australia, it argues that imperial loyalty, now discounted as anachronistic, was the dominant ideology. Not only did it inspire the initial generous support for the British war effort but, for many Australians, the empire's cause invested with meaning the battle losses which were proportionately the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: International Affairs
DOI: 10.1111/1468-2346.12116


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