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

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

by Mark Johnston
 

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 paints a picture of survival and surrender in the surreal conditions in which these soldiers lived and fought.

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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 paints a picture of survival and surrender in the surreal conditions in which these soldiers lived and fought.

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"This is an extremely worthwhile study of an army..." R. Higham, Choice

"Johnston's discussion of the sources of stress on battlefields...is both scholarly and moving. It would be useful for any modern commander planning a ground war to refer to the discussion here of the incidence of psychoneurotic casualties both before, during and after battle." John McCarthy, Pacific Affairs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521560375
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/14/1996
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

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