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Articles by Douglas Newton

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The Centenary of the Third Battle of Ypres – Article by Douglas Newton – 3 August 2017

The forgotten and ignored German peace initiative of 1916 – Article by Douglas Newton – 20 December 2016

The Slide to World War I. Shades of 1914 today? – Article by Douglas Newton – 28 October 2016

A 100 Per Cent Ally – ‘Utterly Dependable’ – conscience washing – Article by Douglas Newton – 8 July 2016

The Centenary of the Great War – and Anzac – Article by Douglas Newton – 7 May 2016

Lost opportunities for a negotiated peace during the Great War: 1917 to 1918. Part 2 – Article by Douglas  Newton – 4 May 2016

Lost opportunities for a negotiated peace during the Great War: 1914 to 1916. Part 1  – Article by Douglas  Newton – 3 May 2016

What we fought for: from Bullecourt to the Armistice, 1917-1918 – Article by Douglas  Newton – 2 May 2016

What we fought for: from Gallipoli to Fromelles, 1914-1916 – Article by Douglas Newton – 29 Apr 2016

Hard Truths about Britain’s Entry into World War I – History News Network – 19 Dec 2014

A Centenary of Infinite Regret – Word Power Books – 24 Aug 2014

Choosing War – Peace News – June 2014

Australia’s New Navy Quickly Became Theirs Again – ABC The Drum – October 17, 2013

 

Other Publications by Douglas Newton

Chapters In Edited Books:

Douglas Newton, “Other people’s war: the Great War in a world context”, in David Stephens and Alison Broinowski, eds., The Honest History Book (Sydney: New South Publishing, 2017), pp. 16-31

Douglas Newton, “‘A Real Heritage of the English People’: British Liberalism and Continental Despotism”, in Robin Archer, Joy Damousi, Murray Goot and Sean Scalmer, ends., The Conscription Conflict and the Great War(Melbourne: Monash, 2016), pp. 14-36. Click here for a discussion of this book with Robin Archer on ABC Saturday Extra.

Douglas Newton, “How Did Australia Enter the Great War in 1914?”, in Alison Broinowski, ed., How Does Australia Go To War? A Call for Accountability and Change (Melbourne: Australians for War Powers Reform, 2015), pp. 16-18.

Douglas Newton, ‘At Daggers Drawn: The International Women’s Movement and the Struggle to Avert War, July-August 1914’, in Philip Deery and Julie Kimber, ads, Fighting Against War: Peace Activism in the Twentieth Century (Melbourne: Leftbank Press, 2015), pp. 10-31. Click here for full article.

‘Disillusionment in the “Academic Garrison”: The Political Intelligence Department of British Foreign Office and the German Revolution of 1918-1919’, in Andrew Bonnell, Greg Munro and Martin Travers, eds., Power, Conscience and Opposition: Essays in German History in Honour of John A. Moses (Peter Lang Publishers, New York, 1996), pp. 45-73.

‘World War I’ (3,000 words) in William H. McNeill, ed., The Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, Volume V, 0-9743091-0-9 (Berkshire Publishing: Great Barrington MA, 2005), pp. 2079-2084.

‘The Treaty of Versailles’ (2,000 words), in William H. McNeill, ed., The Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, Volume V, 0-9743091-0-9 (Berkshire Publishing: Great Barrington MA, 2005), pp.1901-1903.

‘“This black horror of inconceivability”: Dissenters in British Foreign Policy and Britain’s Rush to War, July-August 1914’, in Bernard Mees and Samuel P. Koehne, eds., Terror, War, Tradition: Studies in European History (Australian Humanities Press, Unley, South Australia, 2007), pp. 17-40.

Articles in scholarly journals

Douglas Newton, ‘”We have sprung at a bound”: Australia’s Leap Into the Great War, July-August 1914’, in John Lack, Judith Smart, and John Arnold, eds., The La Trobe Journal, NO. 96 (September 2015), Special Issue: Victoria and the Great War (Melbourne: State Library of Victoria, 2015), pp. 6-27.

‘At the Birth of Anzac: Labor, Andrew Fisher and Australia’s Offer of an Expeditionary Force to Britain in 1914’, in Frank Bongiorno, Raelene Frances and Bruce Scates, eds., Labour and the Great War: The Australian Working Class and the Making of Anzac, special edition of Labour History, 106 (May 2014), pp. 19-41.

‘The Lansdowne “Peace Letter” of 1917 and the Prospect of Peace by Negotiation with Germany’, Australian Journal of Politics and History, 48, 1 (2002), pp. 16-39.

‘The British Power Elite and the German Revolution of 1918-1919’, Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol. 37, No. 3 (1991), pp. 446-65.

‘Days of Hope in Germany: from the Peace Resolution to the Armistice, 1917-1918’, Teaching History, Vol. 20, Part 4 (January, 1987), pp. 3-19.

‘The Promotion of Militarism and the Origins of the First World War: Some Evidence from Britain’, Teaching History, Vol. 15, Part 4 (January, 1982), pp. 27-56.

Refereed Papers In Conference Proceedings

‘“A Lasting Peace”, The British Radical Liberals and the Campaign for a Negotiated Peace with Germany, 1914-1918’, in Franz Oswald and Maureen Perkins, eds., Europe – Divided or United? (Proceedings of the Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association for European Historians, 1999) (Canberra: Southern Highlands Publishers, 2000), pp. 211-230

‘Should the British have fought on to Berlin in November 1918 for German Democracy’s sake?’, in J. Perkins and J. Tampke, eds., Europe: Retrospects and Prospects (Proceedings of the Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association for European Historians, 1995) (Sydney: Southern Highlands Publishing, 1996), pp. 222-232.