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The Appeal to Honour and the Decision for War
Tuesday 12 August 3.00pm
Dr Robin Archer, London School of Economics
Coombs Extension Lecture Theatre 1.04 (Bldg 9) ANU
This paper marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. In Australia, the arrival of the war often seems to be treated like a bushfire or an ‘Act of God’. And there is surprisingly little attention to how uncertain entry into the war was for Britain and its Dominions, and how finely balanced the forces for and against intervention were. The paper examines the role of appeals to honour in the decision for war in the English-speaking world.