Second World War : A Generation of Australian Heroes, 1939-1945


The Second World War was an entirely different proposition for Australia from the First World War.The disastrous toll of the 1914–1918 conflict, the shattering of the idealistic schemes for international order that followed it and the presence of a hostile and feared Asian empire close to the north meant that Australians regarded the declaration of war as a grim necessity, not a cause for celebration as in 1914.


This beautifully illustrated book is a moving pictorial record of the Second World War as experienced by the Australian men and women who contributed so much. More than 500 rarely seen photographs, historic maps, letters and diaries from the Australian War Memorial archives bring

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ISBN:

9781742708645

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

304

Dimensions:

28cm x 25cm

RRP:

$49.99

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 August 2014

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Richard Pelvin