Smaal, Yorick: Sex, soldiers and the South Pacific

Smaal, Yorick

Sex, Soldiers and the South Pacific: Queer Identities in Australia in the Second World War, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2015

Sex, Soldiers and the South Pacific, 1939-45 explores the queer dynamics of war across the Australia and forward bases in the south seas. It examines relationships involving Allied servicemen, civilians and between the legal and medical fraternities that sought to regulate and contain expressions of homosex in and out of the forces. (blurb)

Diane Bell reviews the book for Honest History. Other reviews extracted.

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