Beyond Surrender: Australian prisoners of war in the by Joan Beaumont,Lachlan Grant,Aaron Pegram

By Joan Beaumont,Lachlan Grant,Aaron Pegram

Over the 20th century 35,000 Australians suffered as prisoners of battle in conflicts starting from international conflict I to Korea. What used to be the truth in their captivity? past give up provides for the 1st time the range of the Australian 'behind-the-wire' event, dissecting truth from fiction and fable from reality.

Beyond give up examines the effect that sorts of camps, commandants and destinations had on give up, survival, criminal lifestyles and the customers of break out. It considers the attitudes of Australian governments to those that had surrendered, the paintings of reduction corporations and the discomfort of households ready at domestic for his or her husbands, brothers and fathers to be freed.

Covering numerous conflicts and numerous websites of captivity, past quit showcases new learn from Kate Ariotti, Joan Beaumont, Lachlan furnish, Jeffrey gray, Karl James, Jennifer Lawless, Peter Monteath, Melanie Oppenheimer, Aaron Pegram, Lucy Robertson, Seumas Spark and Christina Twomey.

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