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The Resource Mutiny on the Western Front : 1918, Greg Raffin

Mutiny on the Western Front : 1918, Greg Raffin

Label
Mutiny on the Western Front : 1918
Title
Mutiny on the Western Front
Title remainder
1918
Statement of responsibility
Greg Raffin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On 21 September 1918, with retreating German forces on their last legs, the 1st Battalion of the AIF was ordered to return to the front just as they were being relieved and preparing for a well-earnt rest. It wasn't just the Germans who were on their last legs; the Australians were depleted and exhausted. In what was the largest such instance of mass 'combat refusal' in the AIF's history, the men of one company in the 1st Battalion defied the order. The 'mutiny' spread to other companies, and when the battalion did eventually comply with the order, over 100 men were absent. The circumstances surrounding this mutiny have long been a matter of embarrassment for the AIF, and of fascination for military historians. While historians have approached the issue in purely military terms - the men as soldiers, over-extended service, rates of wounding, promotions, and so on - this book approaches these 100 plus men as human beings. Mutiny on the Western Front traces how these events played out in the context of the exhausting demands placed upon a unit that had seen practically continuous front-line action for weeks, if not months, in the war's final, decisive stages. Author Greg Raffin considers what happens to men's hearts and minds in the course of a prolonged conflict like the Great War. This story, which will surprise readers - is not just about a group of exhausted and war weary Australian soldiers in 1918, it is a story about humanity in war: about what men do in war, and what war does to men
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Raffin, Gregory D
Dewey number
940.4144
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Mutiny
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Soldiers
  • Military deserters
  • Military discipline
  • Mutiny
  • Trials (Military offenses)
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
Label
Mutiny on the Western Front : 1918, Greg Raffin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes appendices
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063891044
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781925675658
Lccn
be2018028928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1040200184
Label
Mutiny on the Western Front : 1918, Greg Raffin
Publication
Note
Includes appendices
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063891044
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781925675658
Lccn
be2018028928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1040200184

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