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Hell-Bent: Australia's leap into the Great War

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Published: July 2014
For Ages: High School
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Category: History / History: Wars
BIC Subject: Military history
Published By: Scribe Publications
Published: 23-Jul-2014
Format: Paperback, 352 pages, 155x235mm
ISBN: 9781925106060
Stock Code: 5106060
Product Description
Most histories of Australia's Great War rush their readers into the trenches. This history is very different. For the first time, it examines events closely, even hour-by-hour, in both Britain and Australia during the last days of peace in July-August 1914. London's choice for war was a very close-run thing. At the height of the diplomatic crisis leading to war, it looked very much like Britain would choose neutrality. Only very late in the evening of Tuesday 4 August did a small clique in the British cabinet finally engineer a declaration of war against Germany.