Coverart for item
The Resource The battle within : POWs in postwar Australia, Christina Twomey

The battle within : POWs in postwar Australia, Christina Twomey

Label
The battle within : POWs in postwar Australia
Title
The battle within
Title remainder
POWs in postwar Australia
Statement of responsibility
Christina Twomey
Title variation
Battle within
Title variation remainder
Prisoners of War in postwar Australia
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This landmark and compelling book follows the stories of 15,000 Australian prisoners of war from the moment they were released by the Japanese at the end of World War II. Their struggle to rehabilitate themselves and to win compensation and acknowledgement from their own country was just beginning. This moving book shows that "the battle within" was both a personal and a national one. Prize-winning historian Christina Twomey finds that official policies and attitudes towards these men were equivocal and arbitrary for almost forty years. The image of a defeated and emaciated soldier held prisoner by people of a different race did not sit well with the mythology of Anzac. Drawing on the records of the Prisoner of War Trust Fund for the first time, this book presents the struggles of returned prisoners in their own words. It also shows that memories of captivity forged new connections with people of the Asia-Pacific region, as former POWs sought to reconcile with their captors and honour those who had helped them. A grateful nation ultimately lauded and commemorated POWs as worthy veterans from the 1980s, but the real story of the fight to get there has not been told until now."--Back cover
Summary
This landmark and compelling book follows the stories of 15,000 Australian prisoners of war from the moment they were released by the Japanese at the end of World War II.
Award
NSW Premier's History Awards, Australian History Prize, 2018
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10667443
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Twomey, Christina
Dewey number
940.547
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ex-prisoners of war
  • Ex-prisoners of war
  • Ex-prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
POWs in post-war Australia
Label
The battle within : POWs in postwar Australia, Christina Twomey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060678138
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 302 pages, 12 pages of plates
Isbn
9781742235684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1002419761
Label
The battle within : POWs in postwar Australia, Christina Twomey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060678138
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 302 pages, 12 pages of plates
Isbn
9781742235684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1002419761

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
Processing Feedback ...