Hearder, Rosalind: POW history

Hearder, Rosalind

Memory, methodology and myth: some of the challenges of writing Australian prisoner of war history‘, Journal of the Australian War Memorial (2007)

Discusses the relative lack of attention to POWs, the reticence of former POWs (partly due to trauma effects), the lack of records, the difference between individual and collective memory, and myths and misconceptions about Changi, the Burma-Thailand railway and Weary Dunlop. A report on a 2013 conference on POWs is here (scroll down).

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