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Fighting the Enemy: Australian Soldiers and their Adversaries in World War II
     

Fighting the Enemy: Australian Soldiers and their Adversaries in World War II

by Mark Johnston
 
Fighting the Enemy is about men with the job of killing each other. Based on the wartime writings of hundreds of Australian front-line soldiers during World War II, this powerful and resonant book contains many moving descriptions of high emotion and drama. Soldiers' interactions with their enemies are central to war, and their attitudes to their adversaries

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Fighting the Enemy is about men with the job of killing each other. Based on the wartime writings of hundreds of Australian front-line soldiers during World War II, this powerful and resonant book contains many moving descriptions of high emotion and drama. Soldiers' interactions with their enemies are central to war, and their attitudes to their adversaries are crucial to the way wars are fought. This book is an unprecedented and thorough examination of the way Australian combat soldiers interacted with troops from the four powers engaged in World War II.

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"Johnston has made an important contribution to our understanding of the ways in which Australian soldiers perceived their different enemies in the Second World War." International History Review

"He offers the ideas and observations of ordinary soldiers on a matter commonly overlooked in war histories that focus on strategy or on the narrative of campaigns." Contemporary Pacific

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521119955
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/24/2009
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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