Australian Soldiers in South Africa and Vietnam: Words from the Battlefield

Published today is Effie Karageorgos, Australian Soldiers in South Africa and Vietnam: Words from the Battlefield (Bloomsbury). It follows combat men from enlistment to the war front and analyses their words alongside theories of soldiering to demonstrate the transformation of soldiers as a response to developments in military procedure, as well as changing civilian opinion.

The Compassionate Englishwoman: Emily Hobhouse in the Boer War

Robert Eales’s book, The Compassionate Englishwoman: Emily Hobhouse in the Boer War (Middle Harbour Press), has recently been published, following his paper on Hobhouse at the 2014 AHA conference. Rob’s book traces Emily Hobhouse’s remarkably courageous work in the midst of the war, and the appalling treatment she received back home in Britain, as she Read more …