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review Bad Characters Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB À Australians have celebrated the Anzacs for nearly a century—but what do we really know of what war did to them Charles Bean historian of the citizen soldiers of the Australian Imperial Force wrote that its history spanned ‘the good and the bad’—but so far Australians have only lookeIndiscipline shows that it became one of the war’s most effective fighting forces in spite of its record for military misbehaviour Stanley exposes with a wealth of examples drawn from court martial files and soldiers’ letters how the war turned some men into criminals but also how bad characters made the AIF the superb force it was. Interesting book and good to know that the soldiers were not people that wanted to work with the system and acted like they were civilian soldiers as they were for the duration of the war volunteers The British wanted to have power over them with discipline that included execution but the Defence Act in Australia meant that could not happen Many soldiers were defaulters gambled went Absent without leave until being caught and the usual rowdy Australians who caught VD from extracurricular activities The soldiers in the British view did not fit the mold for military life as they did not always salute the commanding officers A great read to see another side of what characters the soldiers were and for everyone to read

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Australians have celebrated the Anzacs for nearly a century but what do we really know of what war did to them Charles Bean historian of the citizen soldiers of the Australian Imperial Force wrote that its history spanned ‘the good and the bad’ but so far Australians have only looked at the good Leading war historian Peter Stanley re. Bad Characters Sex Crime Mutiny and Murder in the Australian Imperial Force by Peter Stanley is a 2010 non fiction book that does what it says on the tin Stanley trawled through the AIF court martial files and basically put together this book about the various miscreants of the AIF This is interesting on its own and also useful as a reference book for people studying the eraThe AIF was of course famously “ill disciplined” they viewed the army as a job which meant they expected to agitate for pay and conditions be informed and challenge the “bosses” They didn’t think the army had a right to control what they did in their leisure hours or to waste their time with pointless ritual or subservience They expected to get into the trenches and do their job and then have a good time afterwards Sensible officers behaved like bosses and consulted their men; Pommy officers were treated with round contempt The incidences of AWL and absenteeism were astronomically high compared to other forces General Haig found this so galling he constantly pressured the Australian Government to allow Australian soldiers to be executed but for political reasons this was never agreed Many of the stories relate to discipline pranks industrial action and the like that give a sense of what the culture of the AIF was like Some of the stories are really touching the man who hesitated to enlist because he was gay and worried about the possible conseuences of that or tragic and disturbing the man who returned home and in a moment of probable PTSD murdered his sister Stanley approaches this book with a to know all is to forgive all’ attitude which allows him to tell each story engagingly and without moralising There was a lot that worked for me in Bad Characters both as a history source and as an engaging read about the life and times of the men of the AIF One big thing that didn’t work was that the book was structured by year not by type of crime Since the categories of crimes committed each year were not mutually exclusive this was pretty confusing and didn’t really work for me It might have worked better if I’d read the book cover to cover but I was using it as a reference which meant I jumped around a bitBad Characters Sex Crime Mutiny and Murder in the Australian Imperial Force won the Prime Minister’s prize for Australian History in 2010 11 so if you don’t believe me that it’s worth a read believe her

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Bad CharactersVeals the citizen soldiers the army regarded as its ‘bad characters’ These were men who went absent and deserted caught or concealed VD got drunk and fought their comrades who stole malingered behaved insolently toward officers or committed serious offences including rape and murder This frank history the first book on the AIF’s. Bad Characters Sex Crime Mutiny and Murder in the Australian Imperial Force by Peter Stanley is a 2010 non fiction book that does what it says on the tin Stanley trawled through the AIF court martial files and basically put together this book about the various miscreants of the AIF This is interesting on its own and also useful as a reference book for people studying the eraThe AIF was of course famously “ill disciplined” they viewed the army as a job which meant they expected to agitate for pay and conditions be informed and challenge the “bosses” They didn’t think the army had a right to control what they did in their leisure hours or to waste their time with pointless ritual or subservience They expected to get into the trenches and do their job and then have a good time afterwards Sensible officers behaved like bosses and consulted their men; Pommy officers were treated with round contempt The incidences of AWL and absenteeism were astronomically high compared to other forces General Haig found this so galling he constantly pressured the Australian Government to allow Australian soldiers to be executed but for political reasons this was never agreed Many of the stories relate to discipline pranks industrial action and the like that give a sense of what the culture of the AIF was like Some of the stories are really touching the man who hesitated to enlist because he was gay and worried about the possible conseuences of that or tragic and disturbing the man who returned home and in a moment of probable PTSD murdered his sister Stanley approaches this book with a to know all is to forgive all’ attitude which allows him to tell each story engagingly and without moralising There was a lot that worked for me in Bad Characters both as a history source and as an engaging read about the life and times of the men of the AIF One big thing that didn’t work was that the book was structured by year not by type of crime Since the categories of crimes committed each year were not mutually exclusive this was pretty confusing and didn’t really work for me It might have worked better if I’d read the book cover to cover but I was using it as a reference which meant I jumped around a bitBad Characters Sex Crime Mutiny and Murder in the Australian Imperial Force won the Prime Minister’s prize for Australian History in 2010 11 so if you don’t believe me that it’s worth a read believe her