The Resource Khaki town, Judy Nunn

Khaki town, Judy Nunn

Label
Khaki town
Title
Khaki town
Statement of responsibility
Judy Nunn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It seems to have happened overnight, Val thought . How extraordinary. We've become a khaki town. It's March 1942. Singapore has fallen. Darwin has been bombed. Australia is on the brink of being invaded by the Imperial Japanese Forces. And Val Callahan, publican of The Brown's Bar in Townsville, could not be happier as she contemplates the fortune she's making from lonely, thirsty soldiers. Overnight the small Queensland city is transformed into the transport hub for 70,000 American and Australian soldiers destined for combat in the South Pacific. Barbed wire and gun emplacements cover the beaches. Historic buildings are commandeered. And the dance halls are in full swing with jazz, jitterbug and jive. The Australian troops begrudge the confident, well-fed 'Yanks' who have taken over their town and their women. There's growing conflict, too, within the American ranks, because black GIs are enjoying the absence of segregation. And the white GIs don't like it. As racial violence explodes through the ranks of the military, a young United States Congressman, Lyndon Baines Johnson, is sent to Townsville by his president to investigate. 'Keep a goddamned lid on it, Lyndon,' he is told, 'lest it explode in our faces ...'
Summary
Australia is on the brink of being invaded by the Imperial Japanese Forces. Overnight the small Queensland city is transformed into the transport hub for 70,000 American and Australian soldiers destined for combat in the South Pacific. The Australian troops begrudge the confident, well-fed 'Yanks' who have taken over their town and their women. And there's growing conflict, too, within the American ranks. Because black GIs are enjoying the absence of segregation and the white GIs don't like it. Then one night a massive street fight leaves a black soldier lying dead on the pavement, and the situation explodes into violent confrontation.
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10806512
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nunn, Judy
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • African Americans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Townsville (Qld.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Khaki town, Judy Nunn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"It was a wartime story they didn't want told..."--Front cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065437550
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780143795179
Lccn
be2019035464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1103218149
Label
Khaki town, Judy Nunn
Publication
Note
"It was a wartime story they didn't want told..."--Front cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065437550
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780143795179
Lccn
be2019035464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1103218149

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