From a hostile shore

Edited by Steven Bullard and Tamura Keiko SHOP:0975190407

The Australia–Japan Research Project is pleased to present From a hostile shore: Australia and Japan at war in New Guinea. This project was jointly launched in 2004 by the Ambassador of Japan, His Excellency Mr Kenzo Oshima, and the Chairman of the Council of the Australian War Memorial, Major General Adrian Clunies-Ross AO MBE (Ret'd). The chapters of the book contain a selection of modified essays and seminars from the AJRP website, which have been chosen because they are representative of the research undertaken for the project.

New Guinea was an unwelcoming place far from home for many Australians and Japanese involved in its air, land and sea campaigns. Participants from both sides faced an enemy they did not understand, in battles that often exceeded limits of physical and psychological endurance. The AJRP presents this book in the hope that the experiences of those  who fought, suffered, died and grieved as a result of the war can be faithfully passed on to a generation of English and Japanese readers now distant in time from these hostile shores. 

Edited by Steven Bullard and  Tumura Keiko, this publication is written with both English and Japanese text. Soft cover, photographs, 172 pages.

Related Items

  1. Blankets on the wire: The Cowra breakout and its aftermath

    Blankets on the wire tells the tragic story of the mass breakout of Japanese prisoners of war from No. 12 Camp in Cowra during the early morning of 5 ...

  2. Kokoda: beyond the legend

    Courage. Endurance. Mateship. Sacrifice. These values, engraved in stone at the Isurava war memorial, have become synonymous with the Australian exper...

  3. Reality in flames [exhibition catalogue]

    Modern Australian artists were immersed in the Second World War. They served in the armed forces, worked with labour groups or in factories, and as of...