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Presentation
Home Front WW2: Myths and Realities
Alex Macdonald Lecture, 2014 (Brisbane ASSLH) (2014)
  • Rowan Cahill, University of Wollongong
Abstract
Beginning with recent attempts by conservative interests to depict some Australian trade unions as having acted in 'traitorous' ways during World War 2 by engaging in activities that variously sabotaged the home front war effort, this lecture examines the claims, and the myth of the social solidarity of Australian society 1939-45.
Keywords
  • Rowan Cahill,
  • Alex Macdonald,
  • World War 2,
  • home front,
  • treason,
  • traitors,
  • Hal Colebatch,
  • Seamen's Union of Australia
Publication Date
May 20, 2014
Citation Information
Rowan Cahill. "Home Front WW2: Myths and Realities" Alex Macdonald Lecture, 2014 (Brisbane ASSLH) (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rowan_cahill/180/