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More than mopping up: Bougainville

James, Karl

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Bougainville was one of the largest campaigns fought by Australians during the Second World War. More than 30,000 Australians served on the island, over 500 were killed and two Victoria Crosses were awarded. By 1945, Australia had been marginalised from the key battles that would defeat Japan, relegated instead to bypassed areas in Australia's Mandated Territory of New Guinea and Bougainville, and on Borneo. The necessity of these campaigns was debated in parliament while the press echoed such...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorJames, Karl
dc.contributor.editorP.J. Dean
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-14T23:21:26Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781107083462
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/103906
dc.description.abstractBougainville was one of the largest campaigns fought by Australians during the Second World War. More than 30,000 Australians served on the island, over 500 were killed and two Victoria Crosses were awarded. By 1945, Australia had been marginalised from the key battles that would defeat Japan, relegated instead to bypassed areas in Australia's Mandated Territory of New Guinea and Bougainville, and on Borneo. The necessity of these campaigns was debated in parliament while the press echoed such criticisms. As this author has argued elsewhere, Bougainville was a necessary campaign. It fulfilled the Australian government's long-stated policies of maintaining an active military effort and employing Australian forces in Australian territory, and was conceived when the war was expected to continue until at least 1946.
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.relation.ispartofAustralia 1944-45: Victory in the Pacific
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.titleMore than mopping up: Bougainville
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2016
local.identifier.absfor210303 - Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5011857xPUB154
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationJames, Karl, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage232
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage251
dc.date.updated2020-11-22T07:40:44Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationPort Melbourne, Australia
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