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Australian soldiers in Asia-Pacific in World War II.

Author: Lachlan Grant
Publisher: Sydney : NewSouth, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. 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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Grant, Lachlan.
Australian Soldiers in Asia-Pacific in World War II.
Sydney : NewSouth, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lachlan Grant
ISBN: 9781742247069 1742247067 9781742241845 1742241840
OCLC Number: 893333290
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Australia, the war, and the world --
2. new world: Arriving in British Asia --
3. Making friends: First encounters with Asia --
4. 'Nothing like Dorothy Lamour': Perceptions of Asian women --
5. Myth and memory: Australia's war in New Guinea --
6. Reversal of fortunes: POW contacts in captivity --
7. At war's end: Facing the new Asia --
8. 'Good neighbours' or 'police dogs of imperialism'? Attitudes to empire.

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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. 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.

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