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The occupiers : New Zealand veterans remember post-war Japan, Alison Parr

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The occupiers : New Zealand veterans remember post-war Japan
Title
The occupiers
Title remainder
New Zealand veterans remember post-war Japan
Statement of responsibility
Alison Parr
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Twelve thousand New Zealand men and women served in the occupation of Japan immediately after the Second World War. This book records memories from those we know as 'J Force'. Based on revealing interviews with soldiers, airmen, nurses and members of the New Zealand Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, The Occupiers explores Kiwi life in the former enemy territory between 1946 and 1948. Veterans recall the horror of witnessing the devastated city of Hiroshima. They describe their culture shock and adjustment to unfamiliar customs. And they revisit the often challenging conditions faced in a broken country. Some also reflect on shedding their intense wartime hostility and distrust to gain a surprising new understanding of the Japanese - achieved as they worked and lived alongside the ordinary people of the occupied land. Unexpected, honest and touching, these stories uncover a little-known but fascinating aspect of New Zealand's post-war experience."--Back cover
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
940.54252092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
The occupiers : New Zealand veterans remember post-war Japan, Alison Parr
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The occupiers : New Zealand veterans remember post-war Japan, Alison Parr
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Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 194-195) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 1940-95) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction -- 1. Conscripts and volunteers -- 2. War zone -- 3. Culture shock -- 4. Food and shelter -- 5. A job to do -- 6. Two peoples -- 7. On the loose -- 8. Off work -- 9. Sayonara
  • "Twelve thousand New Zealand men and women served in the occupation of Japan immediately after the Second World War. This book records memories from those we know as 'J Force'. Based on revealing interviews with soldiers, airmen, nurses and members of the New Zealand Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, The Occupiers explores Kiwi life in the former enemy territory between 1946 and 1948"--Back cover. -Includes bibliographical references (p. 1940-95) and index
Control code
14026406
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Dimensions
27 cm.
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Extent
205 pages :
Isbn
9780143567240
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a571986
  • (NLNZils)1535853
  • (OCoLC)772579778
  • (Nz)14026406

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