Australian Prisoners of War

From The Boer War, through both world wars and after, many Australian men and women serving in the armed forces, have been captured and placed in various detention camps and work places by the enemy. Their fates were mixed, with some surviving and returning home, while others died in captivity. Most notorious was the treatment of POWs by the Japanese in World War II. In this course we look at the experience of Australian POWs throughout our history since Federation.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Hybrid (F2F & Online simultaneously)

SUGGESTED READING

  • Joan Beaumont, Beyond Surrender
  • Joan Beaumont, Gull Force
  • Patsy Adam Smith, Prisoners of War
  • Hank Nelson, Prisoners of War: Australians under Nippon

COURSE OUTLINE

  • POW experiences from the Boer War to the Vietnam War.
  • Australians captured by the Turks and Germans in WWI
  • Australians captured by the Germans and Italians in WWII.
  • An in-depth look at Australians under Japanese captivity.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Become familiar with the on-going experience of POWs throughout the 20th century, with particular emphasis on the two world wars.
$67 Limited

<p>From The Boer War, through both world wars and after, many Australian men and women serving in the armed forces, have been captured and placed in various detention camps and work places by the

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25 Mar
$67 Limited

<p>From The Boer War, through both world wars and after, many Australian men and women serving in the armed forces, have been captured and placed in various detention camps and work places by the

...
25 Mar

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