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World War noir : Sydney's unpatriotic war

Author: Michael Duffy; Nick Hordern; Nick Horden
Publisher: Sydney, NSW : NewSouth Publishing, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It seems that not even world war could stop crime in Sydney. In fact, World War Noir confirms that war and crime -- in the form of sex, drugs, alcohol, racketeering and other illicit activities -- go hand in hand. A companion book to the later glory days of the Sydney underworld from Sydney Noir, here Michael Duffy and Nick Hordern tell the story of a time when many Australians were not as patriotic as we have been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Duffy, Michael.
World War Noir : Sydney's Unpatriotic War.
Sydney : NewSouth Publishing, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Duffy; Nick Hordern; Nick Horden
ISBN: 9781742244457 1742244459 9781742248912 1742248918
OCLC Number: 1090240419
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Introduction: Sydney in wartime; Important people in our story; 1939: Phoney War; 1940: Waiting gaily here; 1941: A lot of gazelles; 1942: 'In the Mood'; 1943: As bad as can be conceived; 1944: Normal, banal, familiar; 1945 You'll shoot out the other side of Christmas; Epilogue: 'Don't Fence Me In'; Notes on sources; List of illustrations; Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Michael Duffy & Nick Hordern.

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