At the Front Line: Experiences of Australian Soldiers in World War II / Edition 1

At the Front Line: Experiences of Australian Soldiers in World War II / Edition 1

by Mark Johnston
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521523230

ISBN-13: 9780521523233

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.  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521523233
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/18/2002
Edition description:
First Paperback Edition
Pages:
261
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Part 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.

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