At the Front Line: Experiences of Australian Soldiers in World War II / Edition 1by Mark Johnston
Pub. Date: 07/18/2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This moving book examines Australian front-line soldiers' reactions to their ordeal in World War II. Based on the letters and diaries of more than 300 soldiers, its focus is the stress they faced and how they coped with it. Johnston challenges the stereotype of the fearless, undisciplined, comradely Australian soldier.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- First Paperback Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)
Table of ContentsPart I. The Front Line: 1. The unnatural life at the front; 2. Experiences of fear and death; 3. Major sources of front-line stress; 4. When fear became unbearable; 5. Taking the strains of the front line; Part II. The Army Way: 6. Callous bigwigs and boredom; 7. Army muck-ups; 8. Resentment of inequality; 9. Discipline and making the most of army life; Part III. Mates: 10. A band of brothers?; Aftermath and conclusions; Appendix A: Who fought where; Appendix B: Statistical comparisons.
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >