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Sights, sounds, memories : South African soldier experiences of the Second World War

dc.contributor.editorVan der Waag, Ianen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-23T09:17:22Z
dc.date.available2021-02-23T09:17:22Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationVan der Waag, I. (ed.) 2020. Sights, sounds, memories : South African soldier experiences of the Second World War. Stellenbosch: SUN PReSS, doi:10.18820/9781928480914.
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-928480-90-7 (print)
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-928480-91-4 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.18820/9781928480914
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/109587
dc.descriptionCITATION: Van der Waag, I. (ed.) 2020. Sights, sounds, memories : South African soldier experiences of the Second World War. Stellenbosch: SUN PReSS, doi:10.18820/9781928480914.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://africansunmedia.store.it.si/za
dc.description.abstractThe Second World War involved most of the countries of the world and left so many millions dead and maimed, disorganised and devastated through personal and communal loss. This book recovers some of South Africa’s soldiers’ experiences from the physical and mental debris of the war. Individuals are important; their lives – used as lenses – give us colour and texture, and their voices tell the stories of ordinary soldiers. Using their memoirs and diaries, the vitality of their endeavours is reasserted, their successes and failures, victories and indecencies are re-examined, and their magnanimity and the general triumph of the human spirit are celebrated.en_ZA
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntro -- Foreword -- Acronyms & Abbreviations -- Military Ranks -- Introduction -- Wars are fought, and lived, by real people -- Ian van der Waag -- Writing the soldiers' experience -- 1 -- Literary imaginings: Personal narratives and the 'Springbok Tale'? -- Ian van der Waag -- To foreign fields -- 2 -- Saving Private Lugg -- Carl Punt -- 3 -- 'Guppy tummy and sandfly fever': South African military hospitals in the Middle East, 1941-1945 -- Karen Horn -- 4 -- 'A protracted picnic'? The wartime experience of Arthur Bintliff in Madagascar, 1942 -- Evert Kleynhans -- 5 Eric Axelson and the History of the Sixth SA Armoured Division in Italy, 1943-1945 -- Ian van der Waag -- Collective experiences and commonalties -- 6 -- 'Die Propaganda Kolonel': Ernst Malherbe and the battle for morale of ordinary South African soldiers, 1939-1945 -- Fankie L. Monama -- 7 -- 'A hapless post of hungry men': Interned South African Coloured soldiers in Europe -- Rishika Yadav -- 8 -- 'This Great Adventure': White Women in the Union Defence Force, 1939-1945 -- Suryakanthie Chetty -- 9 -- Alien Springboks: Foreign Volunteers in South Africa's Union Defence Force, 1940-1945 Fankie L. Monama -- 10 -- From the Battlefield to the Ballot Box: War Veterans and South African Politics, 1945-1960 -- Graeme Plint and Anri Delport -- Appendix -- A Select Guide to Published South African Soldier Narratives of the Second World War -- Ian van der Waag
dc.description.urihttps://africansunmedia.store.it.si/za/book/sights-sounds-memories-south-african-soldier-experiences-of-the-second-world-war/1153887
dc.format.extent360 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherAfrican Sun Media
dc.subjectSecond World war -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth Africa -- Second World Waren_ZA
dc.titleSights, sounds, memories : South African soldier experiences of the Second World Waren_ZA
dc.typeBooken_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
dc.rights.holderAfrican Sun Media
dc.rights.holderAuthors retain copyright
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6076-2048


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