[Insert Brune Endorsement] What was the Australian soldier of World War II like? There can be no simple answer, no single stereotype. This fact, unsurprising yet so often ignored, clearly emerges from this book, based in part on a questionnaire sent to 3,700 former World War II soldiers. Their answers are deeply revealing; they overwhelmingly wanted to be seen for what they thought they were and so they brought themselves, their world and their war, alive. There is deep humanity in We Were There, much laughter, many tears and the opportunity, becoming rarer, for later generations to get to know and respect a generation now fading away. A generation, fifty years after the end of the War, to which Australians are still indebted.
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Dr John Barrett is a reader in history at La Trobe University.
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Book Description Penguin Books Australia, Victoria, AU, 1988. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Fine. Author and Archival Photos (illustrator). Fascinating and timely as Australian soldiers tell their own stories of WWII, based on interviews and questionnaires to 3700 Oz men. This is a monument to their generation; richly illustrated with black & white photos, with index. Book is tight, some edge wear, normal tanning, but in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 000311
Book Description Ringwood, Vic. Penguin 1988, 1988. 8vo softcover 470pp b/w illus. index. very good. Bookseller Inventory # 25939
Book Description Penguin, Melbourne, 1987. Stiff Wrappers. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. BW Plts. Some wear of boards o/w VG. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 002854
Book Description Penguin, Australia, 1988. Large Paper Back. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st of This Edition. 470 pages, includes index. Black/white photos. A clean straight copy. Appears unused. Scan available. Bookseller Inventory # 009362
Book Description Penguin Books Australia, 1988. Book Condition: Very Good. 0th Edition. Ships from the UK. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88637587
Book Description Penguin, Australia, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. First p/b. This book captures the memories of 3700 Australian men who served as soldiers at that time. 'Honest,vivid and lacking sentimentality.' B/w photos. Clean, tight copy. Bookseller Inventory # 001827