By Albert Palazzo
This ebook describes the improvement of the military and its evolution from the colonial armies of Federation to the fashionable, expert strength it really is this present day. It finds that the Army's association is the results of advanced interactions among the government's financial and protection regulations, the needs of the general public, and the targets of army leaders.
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Hutton also wanted the government to give itself the power to place its military forces under the command of British authorities. Forrest resisted Hutton’s entreaties, but did include a clause that allowed the dispatch of the permanent force overseas, although not the militia. However, parliament objected to even this modest concession to imperial commitment, and the bill’s final form allowed for overseas service only on a voluntary basis. Furthermore, to prevent the development of militarism, parliament statutorily limited the role of the permanent forces to administration, instruction, and garrison functions.
2 … that this compels a form of defence that shall be an integral part of the British Imperial defence, and in accord with the British Imperial method and policy. 3 That victory depends, in every great war, upon the maintenance of supremacy at sea. 63 Creswell proposed to fortify the capability of the Royal Navy through the modernisation and expansion of Australia’s fleet. 64 The Director of Naval Forces also opined that the government should limit the military forces to the absolute minimal level necessary for the protection of naval bases and commercial centres and no more.
5 While not forming a part of the army’s organisation, thousands of other Australians were on active duty with the British Army in South Africa. The majority of 16 f r o m f e d e r at i o n t o w o r l d wa r i these soldiers had enlisted in units raised by the colonial governments, and only the final contingent was a federal matter. In late 1901, Joseph Chamberlain, Britain’s Secretary of State for the Colonies, asked Barton if Australia could provide further drafts for the empire’s war effort.