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Manpower and the Armies of the British Empire in the Two World Wars277
In the first and only examination of how the British Empire and Commonwealth sustained its soldiers before, during, and after both world wars, a cast of leading military historians explores how the empire mobilized manpower to recruit workers, care for veterans, and transform factory workers and farmers into riflemen. Raising armies is more than counting people, putting them in uniform, and assigning them to formations. It demands efficient measures for recruitment, registration, and assignment. It requires processes for transforming common people into soldiers and then producing officers, staffs, and commanders to lead them. It necessitates balancing the needs of the armed services with industry and agriculture. And, often overlooked but illuminated incisively here, raising armies relies on medical services for mending wounded soldiers and programs and pensions to look after them when demobilized. Manpower and the Armies of the British Empire in the Two World Wars is a transnational look at how the empire did not always get these things right. But through trial, error, analysis, and introspection, it levied the large armies needed to prosecute both wars. Contributors Paul R. Bartrop, Charles Booth, Jean Bou, Daniel Byers, Kent Fedorowich, Jonathan Fennell, Meghan Fitzpatrick, Richard S. Grayson, Ian McGibbon, Jessica Meyer, Emma Newlands, Kaushik Roy, Roger Sarty, Gary Sheffield, Ian van der Waag
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Douglas E. Delaney holds the Canada Research Chair in War Studies Mark Frost is a Postdoctoral Fellow in War Studies Andrew L. Brown is Assistant Professor of History and an officer in the Canadian Intelligence Corps-all at the Royal Military College of Canada.
Introduction: Britain and the Military Manpower Problems of the Empire, 1900-1945, by Douglas E. Delaney and Mark Frost 1. The Government That Could Not Say No and Australia's Military Effort, 1914-1918, by Jean Bou 2. Irish Identities in the British Army during the First World War, by Richard S. Grayson 3. Conserving British Manpower during and after the First World War, by Jessica Meyer 4. The Canadian Garrison Artillery Goes to War, 1914-1918, by Roger Sarty 5. "Returning Home to Fight": Bristolians in the Dominion Armies, 1914-1918, by Kent Fedorowich and Charles Booth 6. Martial Race Theory and Recruitment in the Indian Army during Two World Wars, by Kaushik Roy 7. Manpower, Training, and the Battlefield Leadership of British Army Officers in the Era of the Two World Wars, by Gary Sheffield 8. Legitimacy, Consent, and the Mobilization of the British and Commonwealth Armies during the Second World War, by Jonathan Fennell 9. "Enemy Aliens" and the Formation of Australia's 8th Employment Company, by Paul R. Bartrop 10. The Body and Becoming a Soldier in Britain during the Second World War, by Emma Newlands 11. Canada and the Mobilization of Manpower during the Second World War, by Daniel Byers 12. South African Manpower and the Second World War, by Ian van der Waag 13. Manpower Mobilization, and Rehabilitation in New Zealand's Second World War, by Ian McGibbon 14. Caring for British Commonwealth Soldiers in the Aftermath of the Second World War, by Meghan Fitzpatrick Conclusion: The Many Dimensions of Mobilizing Military Manpower, by Douglas E. Delaney and Andrew L. Brown