Australian soldiers in Asia-Pacific in World War II

Lachlan Grant SHOP:9781742231419

Half-a-million Australians encountered a new world when they entered Asia and the Pacific during the Second World War: different peoples, cultures, languages and religions chafing under the grip of colonial rule. Focusing on the day-to-day interactions between soldiers on the ground and the people and cultures they encountered, Lachlan Grant paints a picture not only of individual lives transformed, but also of dramatically shifting national perception, as the gaze of Australia turned from Britain to Asia.

 

Soft cover, photographs, 276 pages. 

 

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