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Otis Z Firefly #1 Posted 29 October 2018 - 07:10 PM

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http://www.thenation...k-said-no-more/

 

It's a short article but interesting non the less.


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NSW Mntd Rifles #2 Posted 01 November 2018 - 09:02 AM

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It was interesting, although I thought Marxist historical analysis was out of date. The author has cherrypicked and conflated events to prove a point. An interesting blog, but barely serious historical analysis.

Otis Z Firefly #3 Posted 01 November 2018 - 01:12 PM

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View PostNSW Mntd Rifles, on 01 November 2018 - 09:02 AM, said:

It was interesting, although I thought Marxist historical analysis was out of date. The author has cherrypicked and conflated events to prove a point. An interesting blog, but barely serious historical analysis.

I agree, very selective in the points made. A lot left out so not to disprove the "common soldier defies orders" narrative.


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NSW Mntd Rifles #4 Posted 05 November 2018 - 09:43 PM

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View PostOtis Z Firefly, on 01 November 2018 - 11:12 PM, said:

I agree, very selective in the points made. A lot left out so not to disprove the "common soldier defies orders" narrative.

 

Yes, it's pretty clear from Australian narratives that, after the experiencing the callousness of the British officer class at Gallipoli, Australian troops were fighting for their mates, not the high command. This didn't stop them fiercely opposing "the hun". I'm sure that most other armies felt the same. 




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