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Australians and the First World War

Local-Global Connections and Contexts

Editors: Ariotti, Kate, Bennett, James E. (Eds.)

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  • Explores race, gender, culture, politics and society in Australia during the First World War
  • Examines the Australian people's engagement in the First World War, exploring a range of voices and perspectives Uses a local-global framework to assess Australians' connections with the war
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This book contributes to the global turn in First World War studies by exploring Australians’ engagements with the conflict across varied boundaries and by situating Australian voices and perspectives within broader, more complex contexts. This diverse and multifaceted collection includes chapters on the composition and contribution of the Australian Imperial Force, the experiences of prisoners of war, nurses and Red Cross workers, the resonances of overseas events for Australians at home, and the cultural legacies of the war through remembrance and representation. The local-global framework provides a fresh lens through which to view Australian connections with the Great War, demonstrating that there is still much to be said about this cataclysmic event in modern history.

About the authors

Kate Ariotti is Lecturer in History at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Her PhD thesis on Australians and the impact of captivity in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War was recently awarded the C.E.W. Bean Prize for Military History from the Australian Army History Unit. She has published several book chapters and journal articles about the experiences of the POWs and the legacy of their captivity.
James E. Bennett is an historian at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He has published widely on aspects of Australian and New Zealand history including war and society, history on film, transnational labour history as well as medicine and sexuality. He is the author of ‘Rats and Revolutionaries’: The Labour Movement in Australia and New Zealand 1890–1940 (2004) and co-editor of Making Film and Television Histories: Australia and New Zealand ( 2011) and Radical Newcastle (2015).

Reviews

“Global history of the kind championed in this book is no longer a choice; it is a necessity, and, going by the high level of scholarship found in this book, a portent of excellent things to come.” (Jay Winter, Australian Historical Studies, Vol. 49, 2018)
“The collection is a worthy addition to the stock of historical writing about Australia and the Great War … . the book shows that Australian war history has much more to offer – and illustrates possible future directions.” (Martin Crotty, Honest History, honesthistory.net.au, September, 2017)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Ariotti, Kate (et al.)

  • Foreign-Born Soldiers in the AIF: Australia’s Multinational Fighting Force

    Pages 9-25

    Agutter, Karen

  • The Key to Victory: Australia’s Military Contribution on the Western Front in 1918

    Pages 27-43

    Hampton, Meleah

  • International Encounters in Captivity: The Cross-Cultural Experiences of Australian POWs in the Ottoman Empire

    Pages 47-65

    Ariotti, Kate

  • Australian Nurses and the 1918 Deolali Inquiry: Transcolonial Racial and Gendered Anxieties in a British Indian War Hospital

    Pages 67-83

    Haskins, Victoria K.

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-84673-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Australians and the First World War
Book Subtitle
Local-Global Connections and Contexts
Editors
  • Kate Ariotti
  • James E. Bennett
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51520-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51520-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51519-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84673-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 254
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
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