The Australian Military have had a long history of involvement in the Middle East. Dr Mark Johnston’s new book, Anzacs in the Middle East, looks at the relationships between Australians of the second AIF and their allies and how they related to local populations of Greece,Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine during the Second World War. He uses diaries, interviews and other first-hand accounts to give a valuable perspective of Australians abroad in adverse conditions and discusses the image of the “larrikin” Australian.
Sam Merrifield Library
Wednesday 24 April, 7pm
Free, but bookings necessary. Call 8325 1950.