Townsville In War and Peace - 75th Anniversary Edition

Townsville In War and Peace - 75th Anniversary Edition

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Townsville In War and Peace 1942 - 1946.  75th Anniversary Edition. 

Photographs throughout the book bring life to the words and give readers glimpses of how things were in Townsville during the war.  Most importamtly, this book contains first-hand accounts of people who lived through these times. Most adults from the war years have now passed on and those with childhood memories are in their senior years.  This book preserves their stories and is a most valuable contribution to Townsville's history.  

Review by -John Caligari, AO, DSC, Lieutenant General (Retired) 

North Queensland History Series No. 9 

Townsville In War and Peace 1942 - 1946.  75th Anniversary Edition. 

This edition contains three new essays including one on Townsville's most decorated WWII soldier Bill MacIntosh, MC MM.  Having commited my post-military career to assist service men and women with the challenge of dealing with life after service in the ADF, I was particularly moved by the story of Bill MacIntosh.  Civilians and military alike will find it captivating, not to mention enlightening. Some, like many of those I have supported personally, will find comfort from this essay appreciating the difficulties he faced dealing with two parts of his life - the war which left it's mental and physical scars and his post- war years where he worked to help raise his family and spent significant effort and time helping and supporting others in the veteran community.  This essay will also help many appreciate the importance of ANZAC Day.  

Photographs throughout the book bring life to the words and give readers glimpses of how things were in Townsville during the war.  Most importantly, this book contains first-hand accounts of people who lived through these times. Most adults from the war years have now passed on and those with childhood memories are in their senior years.  This book preserves their stories and is a most valuable contribution to Townsville's history.  

Review by -John Caligari, AO, DSC, Lieutenant General (Retired) 

North Queensland History Series No. 9 

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