Author(s): Thomas Cantwell
This text has been written for the Stage 6 Modern History syllabus in NSW but the content will appeal to senior history students throughout Australia, studying the topic of the Pacific War. The text explains the key features and historiographical issues relating to this conflict. Extensive use has been made of primary source material, with review questions, research topics, essay questions and Internet sites included. This text will be a valuable resource to any student wishing to explore the major issues surrounding the War in the Pacific. This revised edition includes detailed profiles on Emperor Hirohito and Douglas MacArthur to address the new personality section of the revised NSW Stage 6 Modern History syllabus.
Chapter One: To 1919 Chapter Two: 1919 to 1941 Chapter Three: Pearl Harbor Chapter Four: After Pearl Harbour? The Rising Sun Chapter Five: The effects of war on civilians and prisoners of war Chapter Six: The home fronts in the Pacific War Chapter Seven: The Sun Sets Chapter Eight: Dropping the bomb Chapter Nine: The occupation of Japan Chapter Ten: De-colonisation in S.E. Asia 1942-1949