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The Imperial Army Project: Britain and the Land Forces of the Dominions and India, 1902-1945

Douglas E. Delaney


How did British authorities manage to secure the commitment of large dominion and Indian armies that could plan, fight, shoot, communicate, and sustain themselves, in concert with the British Army and with each other, during the era of the two world wars? This is the primary line of inquiry for this study, which begs a couple of supporting questions. What did the British want from the dominion and Indian armies and how did they go about trying to get it? How successful were they in the end? Answering these questions requires a long-term perspective—one that begins with efforts to fix the armie ... More

Keywords: British Empire, twentieth century, army history, Great Britain, world wars, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198704461
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198704461.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas E. Delaney, author
Professor of History, Royal Military College of Canada