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Mutiny under the Sun: The Connaught Rangers, India, 1920

Draper, Mario (2019) Mutiny under the Sun: The Connaught Rangers, India, 1920. War in History, 27 (2). pp. 202-223. ISSN 0968-3445. E-ISSN 1477-0385. (doi:10.1177/0968344518791208) (KAR id:69081)

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This article re-examines the causes of the Connaught Rangers mutiny and argues that institutional failings in the British Army were far more influential in the breakdown of discipline than the oft-supposed politicization of its participants. New and under-used source material demonstrates how the popular myth surrounding the actions of James Daly and his co-conspirators was nothing more than a self-serving exaggeration of events designed to fit an idealized Nationalist narrative of Irish resistance to British rule. More compelling is the argument that demobilization left the regiment with an imbalance in officer–man relations that tipped a combustible situation over the edge.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0968344518791208
Uncontrolled keywords: empire, British Army, discipline and morale, officer–man relations, Ireland, demobilization
Subjects: D History General and Old World
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Mario Draper
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2018 15:07 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2022 22:08 UTC
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