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Introduction

Ashley Jackson

in Botswana 1939–1945: An African Country at War

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207641
eISBN:
9780191677762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207641.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

While most studies would consider the time of war as a stage of transition from colonialism to independence wherein the economic, political, military, and other such social effects would be analysed, ... More


Growing, Controlling, and Fighting Imperial Armies, 1914–1918

Douglas E. Delaney

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198704461
eISBN:
9780191773808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198704461.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History, World Modern History

No one in the United Kingdom, India, or the dominions forecasted the magnitude of the war efforts that took place between 1914 and 1918. Just as no one in Whitehall predicted a British Expeditionary ... More


The Falkenberg Comedy

Jeff Mielke

in Homer Lea: American Soldier of Fortune

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126166
eISBN:
9780813135632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126166.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

Homer Lea's belief in his careful maneuvering and triumph with his reform career made way for further unhindered expansion. Richard Falkenberg challenged him for control of the army. As a result, Lea ... More


Riots, Disturbances, Insurrection, and War: Armed Opposition to the Imperial Ideal

Patrick H. Hase

in The Six-Day War of 1899: Hong Kong in the Age of Imperialism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098992
eISBN:
9789882207592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098992.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Opposition to the British could take the form of demonstrations, riots, or other civil disturbances, or else insurrection, rebellion, and open war. The reaction of the Imperial authorities differed ... More


Gold-Eating Monsters: Military Independence and the Prerogative of Supreme Command

Danny Orbach

in Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705281
eISBN:
9781501708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705281.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the supreme prerogative system (tōsui-ken) and how it secured the independence of the Japanese armed forces from any civilian institution apart from the imperial throne. In ... More


Embattled Memories, Ersatz Histories

Sabine Frühstück

in Uneasy Warriors: Gender, Memory, and Popular Culture in the Japanese Army

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247949
eISBN:
9780520939646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247949.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter asks how the military valorizes a past that is marked by defeat. Looking at base museums against the backdrop of more prominent war and military museums, it traces numerous instances of ... More


For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918

Richard Bassett

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300178586
eISBN:
9780300213102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178586.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book presents an account of the Habsburg army. The text shows how the Imperial Austrian Army, time and again, was a decisive factor in the story of Europe, the balance of international power, ... More


Commander-in-Chief

Gholam R. Afkhami

in The Life and Times of the Shah

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253285
eISBN:
9780520942165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253285.003.0013
Subject:
History, Middle East History

At the time of the Islamic revolution, the Imperial Iranian Army was considered a formidable force, unrivaled in the Middle East except by Israel and vying to become a world-scale power. This army ... More


From Meiji through Manchukuo: Japan’s Growing Interest in Sino-Muslims

Kelly A. Hammond

in China's Muslims and Japan's Empire: Centering Islam in World War II

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469659657
eISBN:
9781469659671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469659657.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter 1 traces the historical development of Japan’s interest in Sino-Muslims and is framed within the broader intellectual interest in both Islam and religion that began in the late Meiji period ... More


Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan

Danny Orbach

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705281
eISBN:
9781501708343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705281.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Imperial Japanese soldiers were notorious for blindly following orders, and their enemies in the Pacific War derided them as “cattle to the slaughter.” But, in fact, the Imperial Japanese Army had a ... More


From Defeat to Victory: Burma, January 1942–August 1945

Kaushik Roy

in India and World War II: War, Armed Forces, and Society, 1939–45

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463534
eISBN:
9780199087181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463534.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

The 1942 Burma Campaign was an extension of the Malaya–Singapore Campaign. During the conquest of Burma in the first half of 1942, the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) displayed the same tactical skill ... More


Introduction

Nick Mansfield

in Soldiers as Workers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781382783
eISBN:
9781781383964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382783.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This proposes a structure for a labour history of rank and file British professional soldiers, including a brief historiography of relevant research and publication. It defines types of nineteenth ... More


Introduction

Richard Bassett

in For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300178586
eISBN:
9780300213102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178586.003.0027
Subject:
History, Military History

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, to explore whether the Habsburg' army's reputation for inefficiency, incompetence, general unreliability, and even cruelty, is at all justified. ... More


Introduction

Danny Orbach

in Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705281
eISBN:
9781501708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705281.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book examines the culture of rebellion and resistance in the Imperial Japanese Army. Drawing on fifteen archives in four different countries, along with other sources such as letter collections, ... More


The Dreadful and the Trivial

Danny Orbach

in Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705281
eISBN:
9781501708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705281.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

This book has shown how a culture of insubordination, an ideological pattern of rebellion and resistance, developed as a constant feature of Japanese military life from the Meiji Restoration onward. ... More


Powerful Connections

Phyllis Birnbaum

in Manchu Princess, Japanese Spy: The Story of Kawashima Yoshiko, the Cross-Dressing Spy Who Commanded Her Own Army

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152181
eISBN:
9780231526340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152181.003.0016
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the testimony of Tanaka Ryūkichi, an officer in Japan's Kwantung Army in China and Kawashima Yoshiko's lover, during the Tokyo War Crimes Trial after World War II. There was ... More


Heroic Resistance and Victims of Atrocity: Negotiating the Memory of Japanese Imperialism

Kirk A. Denton

in Exhibiting the Past: Historical Memory and the Politics of Museums in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836870
eISBN:
9780824869748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836870.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter looks at three important museums/memorial sites devoted to Japanese imperialism and to atrocities committed by the imperial army: Memorial of the People's War of Resistance against Japan ... More


Redeeming Reconstruction: White Evolutionary Ascension and the Acquisition of Spirit in Carry On

Aaron Shaheen

in Great War Prostheses in American Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198857785
eISBN:
9780191890406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857785.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The chapter assesses the government-sponsored periodical Carry On, which frequently used the term “spirit” not just to describe the resilience of individual disabled veterans, but also the ... More


A One-Man Coup: February 1921

Hazem Kandil

in The Power Triangle: Military, Security, and Politics in Regime Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190239206
eISBN:
9780190239237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239206.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the formation of the Pahlavi regime in Iran during its first two decades, beginning with the 1921 coup that enabled Colonel Reza Khan to seize power and ending with his downfall ... More


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