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By Effie Karageorgos

The South African and Vietnam Wars provoked dramatically diversified reactions in Australians, from pro-British jingoism at the eve of Federation, to the anti-war protest hobbies of the Nineteen Sixties. by contrast, the letters and diaries of Australian squaddies written whereas at the South African and Vietnam battlefields exhibit that their reactions to the warfare they have been scuffling with have been unusually in contrast to these at the domestic fronts from which they got here.

Australian infantrymen in South Africa and Vietnam follows those strive against males from enlistment to the warfare entrance and analyses their phrases along theories of soldiering to illustrate the transformation of infantrymen as a reaction to advancements in army strategy, in addition to altering civilian opinion. during this method, the booklet illustrates the power of a soldier's hyperlink to their domestic entrance lives.

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