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The Resource A carefree war : the hidden history of Australian WWII child evacuees, Ann Howard

A carefree war : the hidden history of Australian WWII child evacuees, Ann Howard

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A carefree war : the hidden history of Australian WWII child evacuees
Title
A carefree war
Title remainder
the hidden history of Australian WWII child evacuees
Statement of responsibility
Ann Howard
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During World War II Australia was under threat of invasion. Could Australia be invaded by the Japanese? Even with the heavy censorship by the government many certainly thought so. Stunned families had followed the bombings and atrocities of war that were taking place in Europe, and the nation was gripped by fear that the danger would soon be on their doorstep. The Japanese appeared to be looming closer; there were submarines in Sydney Harbour, Japanese planes flying overhead and harassment on our coastline. Australians were fearful for their safety. Anxious parents made decisions to protect their children, with or without government sanction. Small children, some just out of babyhood, were sent away, often unaccompanied, by concerned parents to friends, relatives, or even strangers living in safer parts of the country. Many had little comprehension of what was happening and thought they were going on a holiday to the country. The history of these child evacuees in Australia remains largely hidden and their experiences untold. Author Ann Howard, who was evacuated with her mother from the UK during World War II, is setting the records straight. A combination of extensive research and the first-hand stories of the evacuees captures the mood of the time and the social and political environment that they lived in
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Howard, Ann
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
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A carefree war : the hidden history of Australian WWII child evacuees, Ann Howard
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Publication
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Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
216 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925275193
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a130859
  • (Sirsi) a130859
Label
A carefree war : the hidden history of Australian WWII child evacuees, Ann Howard
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
216 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925275193
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a130859
  • (Sirsi) a130859

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