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The Bodleian Library - Instructions for American Servicemen in Australia, 1942 (Instructions for Servicemen) - 9781851243952 - V9781851243952
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Instructions for American Servicemen in Australia, 1942 (Instructions for Servicemen)

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Description for Instructions for American Servicemen in Australia, 1942 (Instructions for Servicemen) Hardcover. 1 million American soldiers passed through Australia between 1942 and 1945 as part of America's strategy to defeat Japan. In the pithy prose of the soldier's pocketbook series, this guide captures the essence of Australians, their vocabulary; their attitude to the Yanks, the British, the War and the world with remarkable humour. Series: Instructions for Servicemen. Num Pages: 72 pages, 20 black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 1MBF; 3JJH; HBJM; HBWQ; JWT. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 155 x 104 x 10. Weight in Grams: 100. Series: Instructions for Servicemen. 72 pages, 20 black & white illustrations. 1 million American soldiers passed through Australia between 1942 and 1945 as part of America's strategy to defeat Japan. In the pithy prose of the soldier's pocketbook series, this guide captures the essence of Australians, their vocabulary; their attitude to the Yanks, the British, the War and the world with remarkable humour. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: 1KBB; 1MBF; 3JJH; HBJM; HBWQ; JWT. Dimension: 121 x 148 x 10. Weight: 100.
Nearly 1 million American soldiers passed through Australia between 1942 and 1945 as part of America’s strategy to re-capture the Philippines and defeat Japan. They encountered a country full of reassuring similarities and strange differences. Here was a land of wide-open spaces, roughly the same size as the US, with a can-do, pioneering spirit, a history of swift development; a land of ‘funny animals’ and peculiar vowel sounds. But who were the Australians and how were Americans to behave in their midst? They were, of course, ‘an outdoors sort of people, breezy and very democratic’, with a gargantuan appetite ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Number of pages
72
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2006
Series
Instructions for Servicemen
Condition
New
Number of Pages
72
Place of Publication
, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781851243952
SKU
V9781851243952
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