Australasia's 1912 Olympians and the Great War

  title={Australasia's 1912 Olympians and the Great War},
  author={Bruce Coe},
  journal={The International Journal of the History of Sport},
  pages={2313 - 2325}
  • Bruce Coe
  • Published 12 December 2014
  • Sociology
  • The International Journal of the History of Sport
In 1912, two women and 26 men comprised the Australasian team at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden. Over the following years during World War I, 77% of the male members of the team volunteered to serve the British Empire. Four made the supreme sacrifice, one of whom was the great, highly respected swimmer Cecil Healy. Many were wounded and a sizeable number were highly decorated for their war service. This article examines the contribution of the 1912 Australasian Olympians to the… Expand


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