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Interpreting occupied Japan : the diary of an Australian soldier, 1945-1946

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Interpreting occupied Japan : the diary of an Australian soldier, 1945-1946
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Interpreting occupied Japan
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the diary of an Australian soldier, 1945-1946
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eng
Summary
This is a rare account of early post-war Japan from the cutting edge of day-to-day work in the Allied occupation, by an Australian soldier trained in the Japanese language for occupation work. It provides a wealth of insights into the lives both of the soldiers in the British Commonwealth Occupation Force and of the Japanese with whom they lived and worked. Basil Archer writes vividly about his journey to Japan via Morotai in Indonesia, his intelligence work as an interpreter in a country area, the places he visited and th people he encountered - Japanese, English, Scottish, Indian, American and Australian. Basil Archer served in Japan during 1946 as a language officer in the British Commonwealth Occupation Force. After discharge from the Army he worked for the Western Australian State Electricity Commission, then for the Government Chemical Laboratories and finally as Laboratory Manager of the Chemistry Department of Curtin University of Technology. He is now retired and lives in Perth, where his is Secretry of the BCOF Association of Western Australia
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1921-
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Archer, Basil
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Wilson, Sandra
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  • Archer, Basil
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Japan
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Interpreting occupied Japan : the diary of an Australian soldier, 1945-1946
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Publication
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Control code
27716223
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxvi, 128 pages
Isbn
9780859054744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 27716223
  • (Sirsi) 27716223
Label
Interpreting occupied Japan : the diary of an Australian soldier, 1945-1946
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27716223
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxvi, 128 pages
Isbn
9780859054744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 27716223
  • (Sirsi) 27716223

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