The Australian Imperial Force: Volume 5: The Centenary History of Australia and the Great War

Hardcover | June 26, 2016

byJean Bou, Peter Dennis, Paul Dalgleish

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The Great War came at a terrible cost, be it in human, material or financial terms. For the young Commonwealth of Australia the raising, sending and maintenance of an expeditionary force that eventually totalled 330,000 men was a massive undertaking. This book examines the fruit of thisendeavour, the Australian Imperial Force. In doing so it seeks to outline and analyse the institution from its inception to its disbandment after the war. The book considers the creation of the force, the way that it expanded, the organisation of its fighting units and formations, how it used itshuman resources, its command and its administration. It also draws on up-to-date statistical information drawn from the AIF Database, a database created as part of a long-term research project undertaken at the University of New South Wales Canberra (located at the Australian Defence Force Academy).

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The Great War came at a terrible cost, be it in human, material or financial terms. For the young Commonwealth of Australia the raising, sending and maintenance of an expeditionary force that eventually totalled 330,000 men was a massive undertaking. This book examines the fruit of thisendeavour, the Australian Imperial Force. In doing...

Jean Bou is a historian and a lecturer at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University, where his duties include teaching at the Australian Command and Staff College. He is the author, editor or co-editor of several books on Australian military history, including Light horse: a history of Australias mo...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.45 × 6.1 × 0.98 inPublished:June 26, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195576802

ISBN - 13:9780195576801

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Table of Contents

1. Prelude: The Creation of the AIF2. The Fighting Organisation3. Command and Manpower4. The Composition of the AIF5. Service in the AIF6. The AIF Behind the Lines7. The End of the War8. Legacies and Conclusion