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Defending whose country? : indigenous soldiers in the Pacific war

Author: Noah J Riseman
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book analyzes an assortment of accounts of Yolngu, Papua New Guinean, and Navajo participation in the Second World War. It frames their roles in the contexts of settler-indigenous relations and the common pasts of the then--and still--divided nations. The primary case studies are Yolngu units and 'de facto' auxiliaries in Arnhem Land, Australia; laborers, police, coastwatchers, and the Pacific Island Regiment  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Australian
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noah J Riseman
ISBN: 9780803237933 0803237936
OCLC Number: 785862602
Description: xii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : reading colonialism and indigenous involvement in the Second World War --
An exception in the equation? Donald Thompson and the NTSRU --
Allies at war : de facto Yolngu soldiers --
Black skins, black work : Papuan and New Guinean labor --
Guerrillas for the white men : formal Papuan and New Guinean fighters --
The Navajo code talkers : warriors for the settler nation --
When the war was over : forgetting and remembering the code talkers --
Conclusion : the soldier-warrior in the modern war.
Responsibility: Noah Riseman.

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Reconsiders the impact of the largely forgotten contributions of indigenous soldiers in the Second World War  Read more...

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"A fascinating study."-Jatinder Mann, Journal of New Zealand and Pacific Studies -- Jatinder Mann * Journal of New Zealand and Pacific Studies * "Defending Whose Country? is a welcome contribution to Read more...

 
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