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Survey Articles (Regional)

  • The impact of the First World War on Australia was so profound that its memory dominates the national political culture even today, in the form of the Anzac “legend.” The mass casualties suffered … READ MORE

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  • New Zealand was the British Dominion furthest from the conflict in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Nonetheless with Britain’s declaration of war on Germany, New Zealand and its one million … READ MORE

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Regional Thematic Articles

Encyclopedic Entries

  • On the outbreak of the First World War, the German presence in the Pacific, in particular its wireless transmitting stations, were seen as a strategic threat to both Britain and Australia. The … READ MORE

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  • Charles Bean was Australia’s official war correspondent who later wrote and edited the twelve-volume ''Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918'' and founded the Australian War … READ MORE

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  • Japanese interest in expansion into the South Pacific began in the 1870s. World War I provided a long sought after chance for the Japanese Imperial Navy to enhance its standing and gain a … READ MORE

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  • Keith Murdoch was an Australian journalist and newspaper proprietor. His Gallipoli Letter was highly critical of the Allied conduct of the Dardanelles Campaign. Later in World War I he worked as a … READ MORE

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  • Although they were remote from the metropoles and generally small, the Pacific Island colonies of the European powers were nevertheless drawn into the conflict, largely through the Allied campaign to … READ MORE

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  • Wireless telegraphy became an integral part of warfare on the ground, in the air, and at sea by 1918. Wireless helped to make the war global, though historians still debate its impact on the course … READ MORE

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  • Mass conscription recast relationships in families, raised minors’ potential as wage earners, and decreased supervision over them. War ravaged the health of young people in Central Europe while … READ MORE

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  • Total war is a controversial term used in the past by politicians, publicists and military officers as well as by computer specialists and academics in the present. Since its conception by French … READ MORE

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  • The extra-European theatres of World War I have received far less scholarly attention than the war in Europe. This state of affairs is hardly surprising given the sheer magnitude of the Western Front … READ MORE

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  • There have been four generations of historical writing about the 1914-1918 war. The first was composed of contemporaries who either fought in the war or helped run it, and spanned the period … READ MORE

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  • By examining the origins, pathways, demographic impact and consequences for the public, the medical profession and governments, of the so-called “Spanish” influenza pandemic of 1918-1919, this … READ MORE

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  • What role do representations of the First World War play in media that reach a wide audience beyond the circle of experts? The following contribution focuses on this important question. Given the … READ MORE

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  • There is an ongoing debate among historians whether the First World War did in fact lead to drastic changes in migration and migration policies. The war certainly resulted in numerous severe … READ MORE

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  • This essay offers a comparative survey of the practice of military justice among several of the key belligerent powers. Accused soldiers enjoyed little in the way of legal protection, and punishment … READ MORE

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  • The First World War created disfigured and mutilated bodies on a grand scale. Never before had the bodies of soldiers been so devastated by a conflict. Developments in established weapons such as … READ MORE

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  • The First World War represents a watershed in the history of war photography. It was the first conflict to be photographed in detail by all the participants and the first in which photography was … READ MORE

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  • Post-war economies were beset with problems, ultimately leading to the Great Depression that ruined the world economy and resulted in “beggar-thy-neighbour” national policies. Roosevelt’s … READ MORE

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  • The paper describes the impact of war on peasantry and its mobilisation in the war effort. While observers portrayed the countryside as rich and callous towards urban shortages or waging war, the … READ MORE

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  • A vast array of initiatives designed to counteract the destructiveness of the First World War was developed by states and societies across the world. Protecting the bodies and minds of soldiers from … READ MORE

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  • In nations where literacy was well-established by 1914, letter-writing was critical to the emotional well-being of soldiers and their families. Men in uniform often circumvented the censors and sent … READ MORE

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  • It may surprise us to learn that some sectors of the European public were in favour of the war in 1914. The impact of modern weapons was not well understood and many people in the government, … READ MORE

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  • This article explores women’s economic, social, and political responses to the First World War. It addresses their mobilization including their engagement with the war effort as well as their … READ MORE

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Survey Articles (Regional)

  • The impact of the First World War on Australia was so profound that its memory dominates the national political culture even today, in the form of the Anzac “legend.” The mass casualties suffered … READ MORE

    Regional
  • New Zealand was the British Dominion furthest from the conflict in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Nonetheless with Britain’s declaration of war on Germany, New Zealand and its one million … READ MORE

    Regional

Regional Thematic Articles

Encyclopedic Entries

  • On the outbreak of the First World War, the German presence in the Pacific, in particular its wireless transmitting stations, were seen as a strategic threat to both Britain and Australia. The … READ MORE

    Entry
  • Charles Bean was Australia’s official war correspondent who later wrote and edited the twelve-volume ''Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918'' and founded the Australian War … READ MORE

    Entry
  • Japanese interest in expansion into the South Pacific began in the 1870s. World War I provided a long sought after chance for the Japanese Imperial Navy to enhance its standing and gain a … READ MORE

    Entry
  • Keith Murdoch was an Australian journalist and newspaper proprietor. His Gallipoli Letter was highly critical of the Allied conduct of the Dardanelles Campaign. Later in World War I he worked as a … READ MORE

    Entry
  • Although they were remote from the metropoles and generally small, the Pacific Island colonies of the European powers were nevertheless drawn into the conflict, largely through the Allied campaign to … READ MORE

    Entry
  • Wireless telegraphy became an integral part of warfare on the ground, in the air, and at sea by 1918. Wireless helped to make the war global, though historians still debate its impact on the course … READ MORE

    Entry