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The Battle of Brisbane Australians and the Yanks at war by Peter Thompson & Robert Macklin

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The Battle of Brisbane Australians and the Yanks at war by Peter Thompson & Robert Macklin
The Battle of Brisbane: Australians and the Yanks at war by Peter Thompson & Robert Macklin
ABC Books | 2000 | ISBN: 0733308961 | 250 Pages | PDF | 58.3 MB




Recounts the World War II conflict between American soldiers in Australia and their Australian counterparts. Examines the street fight dubbed the Battle of Brisbane, in which an American military policeman shot dead an Australian soldier and wounded six other soldiers. Draws on eyewitness accounts and unpublished documents from the National Archives. Includes sources. Thompson was deputy editor of the 'Daily Mirror', editor of the 'Sunday Mirror' and a director of Mirror Group Newspapers. Previous titles include biographies of Jack Nicholson and Robert Maxwell. Macklin has worked on the 'Courier Mail', 'Age' and 'Bulletin' and is currently associate editor of the 'Canberra Times'. Previous titles include 'The Queenslander' and 'Juryman', adapted into the movie 'Storyville'. The '"Battle of Brisbane"' is the name given to violence between United States (US) military personnel on one side and Australian servicemen and civilians on the other, in Brisbane, Australia on November 26-27, 1942, during World War II. Australia and the US were Allies at the time. By the time the violence had been quelled one Australian soldier was dead, and hundreds of Australians and US servicemen had been injured. News reports of these incidents were suppressed during the war. In 1942-45, many US personnel were stationed in and around Brisbane, which was the headquarters for General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander, South West Pacific Area. Many buildings and facilities around Brisbane were given over to the usage of the U.S. military.




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