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Re: Boer War Impact on WW1 enlistments

From: Rob Thomas
Date: 11/30/99
Time: 5:13:17 PM
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Boer War stories were rather unlikely to have affected the enlistment figures to much extent. By the end of the War the general feeling was very anti war because of the death tolls among civilians in the concentration camps and the execution of Australian soldiers by the british army. By the beginning of WWI the memory had lost a bit of its sting and the compulsory military training scheme had begun to rebuild the drive

Russel Murphy's thesis on the development of the australian soldier in the boer war has some interesting observations. It is found in Griffith University Library

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