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War and private sentiment in Australia during 1915

Ziino, Bart 2015, War and private sentiment in Australia during 1915, La Trobe journal, no. 96, pp. 88-102.

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Title War and private sentiment in Australia during 1915
Author(s) Ziino, Bart
Journal name La Trobe journal
Issue number 96
Start page 88
End page 102
Total pages 15
Publisher State Library of Victoria
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1441-3760
Keyword(s) First World War
World War 1
Homefront
Private sentiment Australia
World War 1914-18
Total war
Australian history
Summary This article investigates the development of a total war mentality in Australia during the First World War. Through a study of private letters and diaries, it observes the much greater level of popular commitment to the war that emerged in the middle of 1915, and an increasing acceptance throughout that year that the expanding war had taken on a life of its own, and that it would not end suddenly or without tremendous sacrifice. By the end of 1915, Australians were showing ever greater levels of dedication to a war offering increasingly less sense of how long it might continue.
Language eng
Field of Research 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Socio Economic Objective 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Grant ID DP0880615
Copyright notice ©2015, State Library of Victoria
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30078978

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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