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Echoes of Pacific War

CollectionsANU Pacific Institute
Title: Echoes of Pacific War
Author(s): Scarr, Deryck
Gunson, Neil
Terrell, Jennifer
Publisher: Canberra, ACT : Research School of Pacific Studies, The Australian National University.
The 1939-45 war years were a watershed in the social and political history of the Kingdom of Tonga for, although Tonga managed to escape the ravages of warfare in the wake of Japanese expansionism and aggression, social forces and tensions were released which greatly affected the world view of the Tongan people. While new horizons and prospects for material betterment were revealed there also came a questioning of some of the old traditional valued. The papers selected for this volume focus on the changes that came about in one Pacific nation die to the fall-out and side effects of a terrible global war. (First paragraph of introduction).
ISBN: 0646360000


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