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Mutiny On The Western Front by Greg Raffin Paperback book

Mutiny On The Western Front

By Greg Raffin

  • ISBN: 9781925675658
  • Published: 2018-09-05
  • Binding: Paperback

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Book Description:

On 21 September 1918, with retreating German forces on their last legs, the 1st Battalion of the AIF was ordered to return to the front just as they were being relieved and preparing for a well-earnt rest. It wasn't just the Germans who were on their last legs; the Australians were depleted and exhausted. In what was the largest such instance of mass 'combat refusal' in the AIF's history, the men of one company in the 1st Battalion defied the order. The 'mutiny' spread to other companies, and when the battalion did eventually comply with the order, over 100 men were absent.

The circumstances surrounding this mutiny have long been a matter of embarrassment for the AIF, and of fascination for military historians. While historians have approached the issue in purely military terms - the men as soldiers, over-extended service, rates of wounding, promotions, and so on - this book approaches these 100 plus men as human beings. Mutiny on the Western Front traces how these events played out in the context of the exhausting demands placed upon a unit that had seen practically continuous front-line action for weeks, if not months, in the war's final, decisive stages.

Author Greg Raffin considers what happens to men's hearts and minds in the course of a prolonged conflict like the Great War. This story, which will surprise readers - is not just about a group of exhausted and war weary Australian soldiers in 1918, it is a story about humanity in war: about what men do in war, and what war does to men.

Book Features:

  • Release coincides with the anniversary of 100 years since the mutiny.
  • A true story that highlights the personal stories as to why such an event may have occurred.
  • National PR campaign targeting Australia's leading, Military - History Magazines and Journals - physical and online.
  • Advertised in trade publications - InCite Magazine, Good Reading and B+P Magazine.
  • Mainstream Capital City newspaper book reviews and ABC local and national radio for author interviews.

About the Author

Greg Raffin's early interest in history led to post-graduate studies in the subject and a lengthy career as a History Head teacher. In 2005 he was awarded the Premier's Military History scholarship and travelled to SE Asia to study the Burma-Siam Death railway. He is also the author of, Australia's real baptism of fire is an account of the Australian takeover of German possessions during the First World War.

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