The Battle of Brisbane: Australia and America at War [NOOK Book]

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For two days in November 1942, the city of Brisbane became a war zone when Australian servicemen attacked American troops. At the height of savage fighting on Thanksgiving Day, an American military policeman shot dead an Australian war hero and wounded six other soldiers and a civilian. Drawing on eyewitness accounts and unpublished documents, the authors strip away the sentimental gloss to reveal the startling truth about the shameful 48 hours when the Allies went to war with ...

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The Battle of Brisbane: Australia and America at War

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Overview

For two days in November 1942, the city of Brisbane became a war zone when Australian servicemen attacked American troops. At the height of savage fighting on Thanksgiving Day, an American military policeman shot dead an Australian war hero and wounded six other soldiers and a civilian. Drawing on eyewitness accounts and unpublished documents, the authors strip away the sentimental gloss to reveal the startling truth about the shameful 48 hours when the Allies went to war with each other.
Review: "The strength of the tight, disciplined prose in this carefully crafted work is in the way it brings wartime Brisbane to life – a really splendid achievement." Red Harrison, The Australian

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032833499
  • Publisher: BWM Books
  • Publication date: 10/25/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,362,863
  • File size: 852 KB

Meet the Author

Robert has written nineteen books including three novels The Paper Castle (1978), Juryman (1981) and Fire in the Blood (2005).

His major non-fiction works include The Secret Life of Jesus (1990) (now in eBook format as The Jesus Delusion 2011), War Babies – a memoir (2005), Jacka VC – Australian Hero (2006), and Kevin Rudd: The Biography (2008).

With his frequent co-author Peter Thompson he has written The Battle of Brisbane (2000), Morrison of China (2002), and The Big Fella – the rise and rise of BHP Billiton (2009).

His most recent works are the No1 bestseller, SAS Sniper, the life story of one of Australia's top Special Forces marksmen, Rob Maylor; and the hugely popular My Favourite Teacher.
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