The Militia, Conscription and Politics of ‘One Army’, 1939-1945
Join us for this month's topic: One army or two? The politics of conscription and the Australian militia in the Second World War, featuring PhD Candidate, James Morrison.
UNSW Canberra's School of Humanities and Social Sciences presents the next instalment of their Conflict + Society Seminars: The Militia, Conscription and Politics of ‘One Army’, 1939-1945. Conscription and serving in the militia in the Second Word War is a political issue that has relatively limited historical attention. Delve into Australia's past political history in the Second World War and discover how the Pacific War challenged the concept of having ‘two armies’; one conscripted for home defence and a voluntary force for ‘overseas’ service.
James Morrison is a serving Army officer based in Canberra who completed history honours at UNSW Canberra in 2003 and a Masters of Arts (International Relations) from Deakin University in 2006. He has also completed a Master of Arts (Defence Studies) from Kings College London. James is a PhD student at UNSW Canberra and his thesis is on the Australian Army militia during the Second World War.