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Indigenous peoples of the British dominions and the first world war / Timothy C. Winegard
Bib ID 5755958
Format BookBook
Author
Winegard, Timothy C. (Timothy Charles), 1977-
 
Description New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012 
xiv, 312 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9781107014930
110701493X
Series

Cambridge military histories.

Summary

This pioneering comparative history of the participation of indigenous peoples of the British Empire in the First World War is based upon archival research in four continents. It provides the first comprehensive examination and comparison of how indigenous peoples of Canada, Australia, Newfoundland, New Zealand and South Africa experienced the Great War. The participation of indigenes was an extension of their ongoing effort to shape and alter their social and political realities, their resistance to cultural assimilation or segregation and their desire to attain equality through service and sacrifice. While the dominions discouraged indigenous participation at the outbreak of war, by late 1915 the imperial government demanded their inclusion to meet the pragmatic need for military manpower. Indigenous peoples responded with patriotism and enthusiasm both on the battlefield and the home front and shared equally in the horrors and burdens of the First World War.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-300) and index.

Subjects Great Britain. Army -- Colonial forces -- History -- 20th century.  |  Indigenous peoples -- Great Britain -- Colonies -- History.  |  Indigeous peoples -- Commonwealth countries -- History.  |  World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain.  |  World War, 1914-1918 -- Commonwealth countries.  |  Indigenes Volk.  |  Kolonie.  |  Kriegsteilnehmer.  |  Weltkrieg (1914-1918)  |  Defence - World War I.  |  Defence - Armed forces.  |  Defence - Armed forces - Veterans.  |  Indigenous peoples - Pacific - Maori.  |  Indigenous peoples.  |  Gro7britannien.  |  South Africa.  |  New Zealand (NZ)  |  Canada.

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