The Australian Army in World War I

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The Australian Army in World War I

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The Australian contribution to the Allied war effort during World War I is worthy of celebration. Some 400,000 Australians volunteered for active duty, an astonishing 13 per cent of the entire (white) male population, a number so great that the Australian government was never forced to rely on conscription. Casualties were an astonishing 52 per cent of all those who served, ensuring that the effects of the war would be felt long after the armistice. In particular, their epic endeavours at Gallipoli in 1915 became the nation's founding legend, and the ANZACs went on to distinguish themselves both on the Western Front, and in General Allenby's great cavalry campaign against the Turks in the Middle East. Their uniforms and insignia were also significantly different from those of the British Army and will provide the inspiration for a unique set of artwork plates.

Table of Contents

Introduction: the Australian Army in 1914/ Chronology /Raising and training expeditionary forces /Organization – developing structure during World War I: Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force – Australian Imperial Force – Australian & New Zealand Army Corps – I & II ANZAC Corps – Australian Corps – AIF HQ & General Staff /Campaigns: German New Guinea – Gallipoli – Egypt & Palestine – the Western Front – Uniforms, equipment, weapons and tactics: Infantry – Mounted Infantry – Artillery – Armour – Aircraft/ Legacy

Product details

Published Jun 19 2012
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781849086325
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 478
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mike Chappell

MIKE CHAPPELL comes from an Aldershot family with…

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