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Remilitarising the Connaught Rangers Mutiny

Draper, Mario (2021) Remilitarising the Connaught Rangers Mutiny. In: Atwal, Jyoti and Eunan, O'Halpin, eds. India, Ireland and Anti-Imperial Struggle: Remembering the Connaught Rangers Mutiny, 1920. Aakar, Delhi, India. (KAR id:87306)

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Abstract

This chapter seeks to reassert the military origins of the Connaught Rangers Mutiny in June/July 1920. By placing the mutiny into a longer durée context from 1914-1922, it demonstrates that the breakdown in officer-man relations can be traced back to the unit's peculiar wartime experience as well as the dislocating effects of demobilisation. It argues that the ensuing political narrative was merely a convenient explanation. For the British military authorities, it deflected attention away from post-war institutional failings, while for the mutineers, it provided them with a route into Irish Nationalist consciousness and the potential compensation associated with it.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: British Army; Officers; First World War; Imperial Commitments; Demobilisation
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I (1914-1918)
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Mario Draper
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2021 16:20 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2022 00:00 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/87306 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Draper, Mario: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7240-343X
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