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The Battle Within : POWs in Post-War Australia.

Author: Christina Twomey
Publisher: Chicago : University of New South Wales Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Australian
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Twomey, Christina.
Battle Within : POWs in Post-War Australia.
Chicago : University of New South Wales Press, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christina Twomey
ISBN: 9781742244099 1742244092
OCLC Number: 1057682643
Description: 1 online resource (199 pages)
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Prologue; Introduction; Part I: Official attitudes to POWs; 1. A matter of dishonour?; 2. A bit queer; 3. Three bob a day; 4. The Prisoners of War Trust Fund; Part II: The POW story; 5. Rebuilding a life; 6. POW marriages; Part III: Coming to terms with Asia; 7. Reconciliation with Japan; 8. Rewards and regional relationships; Part IV: The battle resolved; 9. Prisoners in the time of trauma; Epilogue; Coda; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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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  Read more...

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In a highly readable and superbly researched book, Twomey shows how Australian POWs in Japan moved from being an embarrassment on the periphery of Australian consciousness to finding a place near the Read more...

 
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