Indigenous peoples of the British dominions and the first world war

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Full title: Indigenous peoples of the British dominions and the first world war / Timothy C. Winegard.
Alternative titles: Indigenous Peoples of the British Dominions & the First World War
Main author: Winegard, Timothy C. 1977- (Author)
Corporate Authors: Cambridge Books Online
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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.
Corporate Authors: Cambridge Books Online
Language: English
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Classmark: 305.8009171/24109041
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Series: Cambridge military histories.
ISBN: 9781139057387 (ebook)