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Deneys Reitz and the First World War : an Introduction to the Department of Defence Archival Holdings

dc.contributor.authorKleynhans, Everten_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-19T09:02:43Z
dc.date.available2017-10-19T09:02:43Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationKleynhans, E. 2016. Deneys Reitz and the First World War : an Introduction to the Department of Defence Archival Holdings. Scientia Militaria, South African Journal of Military Studies, 44(1):238-249, doi:10.5787/44-1-1172
dc.identifier.issn2224-0020 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1022-8136 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.5787/44-1-1172
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/102359
dc.descriptionCITATION: Kleynhans, E. 2016. Deneys Reitz and the First World War : an Introduction to the Department of Defence Archival Holdings. Scientia Militaria, South African Journal of Military Studies, 44(1):238-249, doi:10.5787/44-1-1172.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://scientiamilitaria.journals.ac.za
dc.description.abstractThe historical sources detailing South Africa’s participation in the First World War are vast, and range from official publications to regimental histories, private diaries and first-hand accounts. The Department of Defence (DOD) Documentation Centre is the custodian of all military archival material generated since the inception of the Department on 1 July 1912. Nonetheless, the material in the repository remains underutilised, despite the number of researchers who have worked or those who are now working on the military history of the Union Defence Force (UDF) during the Afrikaner Rebellion, as well as the campaigns fought in German South West Africa (GSWA), German East Africa (GEA), the Middle East and Europe. The centennial commemoration of the First World War gave rise to an increase in both professional and amateur military historical research, and a resurgence in First World War studies globally. A large number of researchers are expected to consult the First World War material at the Documentation Centre. An increase in interest in a variety of themes relating to South Africa and South African participation in the war is already detected. This article reports on a review of the Documentation Centre’s First World War holdings in relation to South Africa’s participation in the war by using Deneys Reitz, of Commando fame as a lens to illustrate the range of information available to researchers.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://scientiamilitaria.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1172
dc.format.extent12 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch University, Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy)
dc.subjectFirst World Waren_ZA
dc.subjectWorld War, 1914-1918 -- Researchen_ZA
dc.subjectReitz, Deneys, 1882-1944en_ZA
dc.subjectMilitary history -- 20th century -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectMilitary research -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectArchives -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.titleDeneys Reitz and the First World War : an Introduction to the Department of Defence Archival Holdingsen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
dc.rights.holderSouth African Medical Journal


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