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The once and future army : a history of the Citizen Military Forces, 1947-1974

Author: Dayton McCarthy
Publisher: [Melbourne] ; [New York] : Oxford University Press, [2003]
Series: Australian Army history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the Citizen Military Forces (CMF) from 1947 to 1974, illustrating its organization, role and social composition along with the rivalry with the regular Army.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dayton McCarthy
ISBN: 0195515692 9780195515695
OCLC Number: 52504256
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral).
Description: xiv, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. A large citizen army, 1947-59. The rebirth of the CMF --
A 3rd AIF in being --
The high tide of the CMF --
pt. 2. The Pentropic experience, 1960-64. A brave new army? --
The Pentropic endgame --
pt. 3. Uncertain times, 1965-72. The death knell of the CMF --
W(h)ither the CMF? --
pt. 4. The Millar Report and beyond, 1973-. A new hope --
The Army Reserve: for better or for worse? --
pt. 5. The Australian Cincinnatus. The baton in the briefcase --
Making the Saturday soldier.
Series Title: Australian Army history series.
Responsibility: Dayton McCarthy.
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Explores the history of the Citizen Military Forces (CMF), predecessors to today's Army Reserve. McCarthy exposes the exclusion from operational service in Vietnam, the half-century of neglect from  Read more...

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"McCarthy meticulously has plundered official records and incorporated interviews and correspondence with members of the CMF. This dense and judicious book provides the fullest history of the CMF and Read more...

 
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