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Breaking barriers: the diversity of prisoner-of-war camps in Japan and Australian contacts with Japanese civilians

Grant, Lachlan

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Many generalisations and stereotypes persist regarding the experiences of Australian prisoners of the Japanese. In some places - Sandakan, Burma, Thailand and Ambon - conditions and treatment of prisoners were truly horrendous. But conditions in other camps could be better. Historians have largely overlooked the experiences of Australian prisoners who journeyed to Japan. However, not only do the camps in Japan illustrate how diverse were the experiences of prisoners but also they brought...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorGrant, Lachlan
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:22:14Z
dc.identifier.isbn9780522866209
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/32477
dc.description.abstractMany generalisations and stereotypes persist regarding the experiences of Australian prisoners of the Japanese. In some places - Sandakan, Burma, Thailand and Ambon - conditions and treatment of prisoners were truly horrendous. But conditions in other camps could be better. Historians have largely overlooked the experiences of Australian prisoners who journeyed to Japan. However, not only do the camps in Japan illustrate how diverse were the experiences of prisoners but also they brought Australians into contact with ordinary Japanese civilians - Japanese who were not members of the military.
dc.publisherMelbourne University Press (an imprint of Melbourne University Publishing)
dc.relation.ispartofBeyond Surrender: Australian Prisoners of War in the Twentieth Century
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.titleBreaking barriers: the diversity of prisoner-of-war camps in Japan and Australian contacts with Japanese civilians
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor210303 - Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5011857xPUB92
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationGrant, Lachlan, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage218
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage238
dc.date.updated2015-12-08T08:42:42Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCarlton Australia
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