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The conscription conflict and the great War

Archer, Robin, Damousi, Joy, Goot, Murray and Scalmer, Sean, eds. (2016) The conscription conflict and the great War. Australian History. Monash University Publishing, Melbourne, Australia. ISBN 9781925495393

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While the Great War raged, Australians were twice asked to vote on the question of military conscription for overseas service. The recourse to popular referendum on such an issue at such a time was without precedent anywhere in the world. The campaigns precipitated mass mobilisation, bitter argument, a split in the Labor Party, and the fall of a government. The defeat of the proposals was hailed by some as a victory of democracy over militarism, mourned by others as an expression of political disloyalty or a symptom of failed self-government.

Item Type: Book
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2017 09:29
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 23:05

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