Australian soldier load carriage: From Gallipoli to Afghanistan

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Abstract

Background:

•From the early Assyrian spearman of antiquity (circa 800 B.C.), soldiers have been required to carry external loads consisting of weaponry, equipment and food (Orr, 2010; Knapicket al., 2012:2004)

•Downstream effects of these loads have been shown to impact on the tactics of warfare, cause injury and reduce fighting force size (Lee, 2007; Breen, 2002;Lothian , 1921)
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015
EventAustralasian Military Medicine Association (AMMA) Conference 2015 - Hobart, Australia
Duration: 9 Oct 201511 Oct 2015
Conference number: 2015
http://amma.asn.au/amma2015/

Conference

ConferenceAustralasian Military Medicine Association (AMMA) Conference 2015
Abbreviated titleAMMA
CountryAustralia
CityHobart
Period9/10/1511/10/15
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