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The Resource Australian soldiers in the Asia-Pacific in WWII, Lachlan Grant

Australian soldiers in the Asia-Pacific in WWII, Lachlan Grant

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Australian soldiers in the Asia-Pacific in WWII
Title
Australian soldiers in the Asia-Pacific in WWII
Statement of responsibility
Lachlan Grant
Title variation
Australian soldiers in the Asia-Pacific in World War Two
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Half a million Australians encountered a new world when they entered Asia and the Pacific during World War II: different peoples, cultures, languages and religions chafing under the grip of colonial rule. Moving beyond the battlefield, this book tells the story of how mid-century experiences of troops in Asia-Pacific shaped how we feel about our nation's place in the region and the world. Spanning the vast region from New Guinea to Southeast Asia and India, Lachlan Grant uncovers affecting tales of friendship, grief, spiritual awakening, rebellion, incarceration, sex and souvenir hunting. Focusing on the day-to-day interactions between soldiers on the ground and the people and cultures they encountered, this book paints a picture not only of individual lives transformed, but of dramatically shifting national perceptions, as the gaze of Australia turned from Britain to Asia
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Grant, Lachlan
Dewey number
940.5426
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Australia
Label
Australian soldiers in the Asia-Pacific in WWII, Lachlan Grant
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053742160
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 276 pages
Isbn
9781742231419
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Australian soldiers in the Asia-Pacific in WWII, Lachlan Grant
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053742160
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 276 pages
Isbn
9781742231419
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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