2014, English, Book edition: Hell-bent : Australia's leap into the Great War / Douglas Newton. Newton, Douglas J, (author.)

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Hell-bent : Australia's leap into the Great War / Douglas Newton
 
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Physical Description
  • 1 online resource (459 pages)
  • 344 pages ; 24 cm.
Published
  • Brunswick, Victoria Scribe Publications, 2014.
  • Melbourne Scribe, 2014.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Hell-bent : Australia's leap into the Great War /​ Douglas Newton.
Also Titled
  • Australia's leap into the Great War
Author
  • Newton, Douglas J, (author.)
Published
  • Brunswick, Victoria Scribe Publications, 2014.
  • Melbourne Scribe, 2014.
Copyright
  • ©2014
Content Types
  • text
Carrier Types
  • online resource
  • volume
Physical Description
  • 1 online resource (459 pages)
  • 344 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects
Target Audience
  • Adult
Summary
  • Most histories of Australia's Great War rush their readers into the trenches. This history is very different. For the first time, it examines events closely, even hour-by-hour, in both Britain and Australia during the last days of peace in July-August 1914. London's choice for war was a very close-run thing. At the height of the diplomatic crisis leading to war, it looked very much like Britain would choose neutrality. Only very late in the evening of Tuesday 4 August did a small clique in the British cabinet finally engineer a declaration of war against Germany. Meanwhile, Australia's political leaders, deep in the throes of a federal election campaign, competed with each other in a love-of-empire auction. They leapt ahead of events in London. At the height of the diplomatic crisis, they offered to transfer the brand-new Royal Australian Navy to the British Admiralty. Most importantly, on Monday 3 August, an inner group of the Australian cabinet, egged on by the governor-general, offered an expeditionary force of 20,000 men, to serve anywhere, for any objective, under British command, and with the whole cost to be borne by Australia - some forty hours before the British cabinet made up its mind. Australia's leaders thereby lost the chance to set limits, to weigh objectives, or to insist upon consultation. They needlessly exposed Australian soldiers and their families to the full horror of the mechanised slaughter that was to come. They were hell-bent - and they got there" -- publisher description.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1. Cabinet crisis
  • 2. Premonitions
  • 3. Nightmares
  • 4. Double dissolution
  • 5. Slip-sliding to war
  • 6. 'Warning telegram'
  • 7. Champing at the bit
  • 8. Looming love-of-Empire auction
  • 9. View from 'Yaralla'
  • 10. View from the Customs House
  • 11. 'A good war-cry'
  • 12. 'There’ll be no war'
  • 13. Whiff of a khaki election
  • 14. Radical angst
  • 15. Australia jumps the gun
  • 16. Sir Edward Grey show
  • 17. 'Their manhood at our side'
  • 18. 'No immediate necessity'
  • 19. Choosing war
  • 20. Fait Accompli
  • 21. 'A great and urgent Imperial service'
  • 22. Diversion to Gallipoli
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Archival Material.
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-330) and index.
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9781925113365 (ebook : epub)
  • 9781925106060
Dewey Number
  • 940.32241
  • 940.32294
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