Woods, Mrs H A

Unit Japan (British Commonwealth Occupation Force) (13 February 1946 - 28 April 1952)
Place Asia: Japan
Accession Number MSS1118
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 volume
Object type Papers
Date made 1945-1946
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/118/040
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
British Commonwealth Occupation Force, 1946-1952 (Japan)
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

"Which way would the wind blow ?". Mrs Wood was a member of the Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) during the 1939-1945 war and then accompanied her husband, who was a member of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF), to Japan in 1945. This very descriptive memoir deals with the period in BCOF and gives insights into a woman's life in post war Japan, much is written from the domestic point of view.