Brisbane At War 1899 -1918  Boer War World War I Book
  • Brisbane At War 1899 -1918  Boer War World War I Book
  • Brisbane At War 1899 -1918  Boer War World War I Book

Brisbane At War 1899 -1918 Boer War World War I Book


Brisbane at War 1899 - 1918 by the Brisbane History Group

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This is a collection of stories about historical Military aspects of Brisbane during the Boer and WW1.

Written by members of the Brisbane History Group, the chapters offer a diverse range of WW1 subjects. 

One story that would be of high interest to World One researchers, Brisbane Grammar old boys and medal collectors. The story explains one of the school's most treasured possessions, the 'Golden Book' which contains the details of the old boys who served in WW1.
  In particular, this study concerns twelve of the Brisbane Grammar School old boys who fought both in the Second South African War and World War I.

Other Themes include:

• the importance of military medicine during the Second South African War

• the Dutch attitudes and responses to the Boers and British and their decision to adopt a ‘neutral’ position

• the increasing activity at the Port of Brisbane as troops embarked for Europe and German raiders ventured into the Pacific

• Brisbane Boy Soldiers, the underage enlistees, their motives, their experiences, their fate and the aftermath

• the paediatricians and paediatric nurses who readily volunteered for duty in World War I

• the formation of the Women’s Peace Army and its ‘war against war’ … and conscription

• the influences on Canon John Garland and his design for the Anzac Day service

• the sorry saga of the Clark Memorial Windows at St John’s Cathedral

• the response of Brisbane theatre to the changing attitudes of audiences in World War I

• the opportunities to display patriotism in a range of different performances

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Dimensions in mm :
160 x 230 x 15
Cover Type:
Soft Cover

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