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Author Noonan, David C., author

Title Those we forget : recounting Australian casualties of the First World War / David Noonan
Published Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Publishing, 2014


Description 1 online resource
Series History series
History series (Melbourne University Press)
Contents Intro; Those We Forget; Contents; List of tables; List of figures; List of acronyms; Acknowledgements; Prelude; Chapter 1 Tracking the Sources of the Official Figures; Notes; Chapter 2 Definitions and Statistical Methodologies for Assessing War Casualties; Notes; Chapter 3 Counting the Diggers (1): Enlistments and Embarkations; Notes; Chapter 4 Counting the Diggers (2): Specific Medical Conditions; Notes; Chapter 5 Counting the Diggers (3): Multiple Examples of Harm; Notes; Chapter 6 Those We Forget: Total Australian Casualties of the First World War; Enlistments and Embarkations; War Deaths
Non-Battle DeathsPrisoners of War; War Wounding and Shell Shock; War Injury; War Illness; Venereal Disease; Total Number of Hospitalisations; Not Hospitalised; Discharged Medically Unfit; Officers; Survivability and Risk; Notes; Chapter 7 Some Comparisons in this Global War; United States of America; Britain; Germany; France; Canada; Summary; Notes; Chapter 8 The Post-War Impacts: Those We Forget; Post-War Death; Post-War Disability; Notes; Index
Summary "The official Australian casualty statistics suffered by the men of the Australian Imperial Force in the First World War are seriously wrong, with significant inaccuracies and omissions. Groundbreaking research exhaustively examining over 12,000 individual soldiers' records has revealed that hospitalisations for wounding, illness and injury suffered by men of the AIF are five times greater than officially acknowledged today. Why has it taken nearly one hundred years for this to come to light? Was it a conspiracy to suppress the toll, incompetence of Australia's official war historians Bean and Butler, or was it simply the unquestioning acceptance of the official record? You are invited on the journey in this book to find the truth. The findings are startling and will rewrite Australia's casualty statistics of the First World War. Lest we forget."--Page 4 of cover
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Australia Australian Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921)
World War, 1914-1918 -- Casualties -- Australia
World War, 1914-1918 -- Casualties -- Research
World War, 1914-1918 -- Casualties -- Statistics
World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Australian
War casualties -- Australia
Military Personnel -- history
World War I
Mortality -- history
War-Related Injuries -- history
Statistics as Topic
Battle casualties
Military participation -- Australian
War casualties
Genre/Form Statistics
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0522866689