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Chapter 2 - Preparing for war, 1901–14

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 October 2021

David Horner
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Australian National University, Canberra
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Late in the morning of Sunday 2 August 1914, following the receipt of various warnings from London that war was imminent, the Australian Prime Minister, Joseph Cook, met senior army officers in Melbourne to discuss ‘arrangements for putting the precautionary stage into operation’. The officers explained the plans, and immediately orders were issued for the first stage of mobilisation. The orders went out to the permanent gunners of the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery, as well as the permanent engineers, to man the defended ports at Thursday Island, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Albany and Fremantle.

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Strategy and Command
Issues in Australia's Twentieth-century Wars
, pp. 27 - 44
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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  • Preparing for war, 1901–14
  • David Horner, Australian National University, Canberra
  • Book: Strategy and Command
  • Online publication: 08 October 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009067041.004
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  • Preparing for war, 1901–14
  • David Horner, Australian National University, Canberra
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  • Preparing for war, 1901–14
  • David Horner, Australian National University, Canberra
  • Book: Strategy and Command
  • Online publication: 08 October 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009067041.004
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