On all fronts : Australian stories of World War II

On all fronts : Australian stories of World War II. Edited by Laird, J. T. (John Tudor) St. Lucia, Qld.: University of Queensland Press, 1989.

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Title On all fronts : Australian stories of World War II
Place of Publication St. Lucia, Qld.
Publisher University of Queensland Press
Publication year 1989
Sub-type Other
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Series UQP paperbacks
ISBN 0702221600
Language eng
Editor Laird, J. T. (John Tudor)
Total number of pages 266
Subjects 190402 Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting)
Formatted Abstract/Summary



This anthology is a vivid narrative record of the experiences of Australian men and women during the highly charged years of the Second World War. These memorable stories depict the home front as well as military life, covering the war in Europe and the Middle East,jungle fighting, and the oppressiveness of prison camps.


The stories and drawn from novels, autobiographies, short story ollections and newspaper dispatches. They are as diverse as the emotions they arouse” classic accounts by writters such as Russell Braddon and David Forrest; Kenneth Slessor’s poetic dispatches, the memories of Resistance fighter Nancy Wake and the story of Aboriginal solider Reg Saunders….

Keyword Australian literature -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- Literature and the war
War stories, Australian
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Permission received from University of Queensland Press to make this item publicly available on 5th June 2013

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