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The strength of a nation : six years of Australians fighting for the nation and defending the homefront in World War II

Author: Michael McKernan
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Nearly one million Australians out of a total population of just seven million people joined the armed forces in World War II. They made an enormous contribution to the allied war effort; they inflicted the first land defeat of the Japanese at Milne Bay in New Guinea during that war and played a crucial part in the Battle of El Alamein in North Africa, the first defeat on land of the Germans. These victories in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael McKernan
ISBN: 9781741754452 1741754453
OCLC Number: 271392335
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxv, 502 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Michael McKernan.

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A compelling and passionate account of Australians in World War II, both on the home front and on the battle fronts. It is the story of Australia and Australians at war at home and abroad in the six  Read more...

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