Len's Summary: Collection of 11 essays based on papers presented at the 2007 Australian Chief of Army’s Military History Conference in 2007. Contributors include Robin Prior, Gary Sheffield, Dan Todman, Tim Cook and Andrew Wiest, Robert Doughty and Michael Neiberg. // An anthology focusing mainly but not exclusively on the BEF. Favorably reviewed by Bruce Gudmundsson in The Journal of Military History.
Len's Summary: Fourteen essays examining the pivotal May and June 1911 meetings of the British Committee of Imperial Defense involving self-governing Dominion Prime Ministers and senior military officers of Canada, Newfoundland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa which took place on the margins of the coronation of King George V. At this conclave, Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Gray made clear that Germany was a potential enemy and that Great Britain would probably not stand aside in a continental war.
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The Centennial commemorations are over, but WW1 remains a relevant area of study because of its enormous impact on the 20th and 21st centuries: Many present-day geographic tensions come from the post-war peace and drawing of boundaries. More families than ever are seeking to understand the war’s impact on their ancestors. The war had a profound impact on all facets of society, including post-war re-building. At the time of this writing, the influenza epidemic of 1918-19 is again newsworthy.
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