Beyond surrender : Australian prisoners of war in the twentieth century /

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Imprint:South Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Press, 2015.
Description:1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Subject:Prisoners of war -- Australia.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons, Australian.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Australian.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Prisoners and prisons, Australian.
Prisoners of war.
Australia -- History, Military -- 20th century.
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Electronic books.
Military history.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Beaumont, Joan, editor.
Grant, Lachlan, 1982- editor.
Pegram, Aaron, editor.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:Over the twentieth century 35,000 Australians suffered as prisoners of war in conflicts ranging from World War I to Korea. What was the reality of their captivity? Beyond Surrender presents for the first time the diversity of the Australian 'behind-the-wire' experience, dissecting fact from fiction and myth from reality.Beyond Surrender examines the impact that different types of camps, commandants and locations had on surrender, survival, prison life and the prospects of escape. It considers the attitudes of Australian governments to those who had surrendered, the work of relief agencies and the agony of families waiting at home for their husbands, brothers and fathers to be freed.Covering several conflicts and diverse sites of captivity, Beyond Surrender showcases new research from Kate Ariotti, Joan Beaumont, Lachlan Grant, Jeffrey Grey, Karl James, Jennifer Lawless, Peter Monteath, Melanie Oppenheimer, Aaron Pegram, Lucy Robertson, Seumas Spark and Christina Twomey.
Other form:Print version: Beyond Surrender. Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 2015 0522866204
Table of Contents:
  • Intro; Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Maps; Tables; Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Contributors; 1 Remembering and rethinking captivity; 2 Bold bids for freedom: Escape and Australian prisoners in Germany, 1916-18; 3 Starvation, cruelty and neglect? Captivity in the Ottoman Empire, 1915-18; 4 'At present everything is making us most anxious': Families of Australian prisoners in Turkey; 5 'Our Number One Priority': The Australian Red Cross and prisoners of war in the world wars; 6 'I hope you are not too ashamed of me': Prisoners in the siege of Tobruk, 1941
  • 7 Beyond the Colditz myth: Australian experiences of German captivity in World War II8 Australian prisoners of war of Italy in World War II: Public and private histories; 9 Changi: Military discipline in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp, 1942-45; 10 Officers and men: Rank and survival on the Thai-Burma railway; 11 Hellships, prisoner transport, and unrestricted submarine warfare in World War II; 12 Breaking barriers: The diversity of prisoner-of-war camps in Japan and Australian contacts with Japanese civilians; 13 Remembering captivity in the Korean War
  • 14 Compensating prisoners of war of Japan in post-war AustraliaAppendix; Further reading; Index