Beyond Surrender: Australian prisoners of war in the by Joan Beaumont,Lachlan Grant,Aaron Pegram

By Joan Beaumont,Lachlan Grant,Aaron Pegram

Over the 20 th century 35,000 Australians suffered as prisoners of conflict in conflicts starting from global struggle I to Korea. What was once the truth in their captivity? past hand over offers for the 1st time the variety of the Australian 'behind-the-wire' adventure, dissecting truth from fiction and fable from reality.

Beyond give up examines the impression that kinds of camps, commandants and destinations had on quit, survival, legal existence and the clients of break out. It considers the attitudes of Australian governments to people who had surrendered, the paintings of reduction businesses and the ache of households ready at domestic for his or her husbands, brothers and fathers to be freed.

Covering a number of conflicts and numerous websites of captivity, past give up showcases new learn from Kate Ariotti, Joan Beaumont, Lachlan provide, Jeffrey gray, Karl James, Jennifer Lawless, Peter Monteath, Melanie Oppenheimer, Aaron Pegram, Lucy Robertson, Seumas Spark and Christina Twomey.

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