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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 My Brother Jack
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  • Editor's note: Melbourne-born George Johnston served as a correspondent in New Guinea during 1942-43, and later in Burma, China, Tibet, Italy and the North Atlantic, also visiting Japan shortly after its surrender. His trans-Asian wartime travels form the subject of his book Journey Through Tomorrow (1947). Johnston produced several other books about various theatres of war, including New Guinea Diary (1943) and Battle of the Seaways (1941). In this, his most famous work, his fictional substitute David Meredith evokes Australian exhilaration at and complacency about the beginning of another military adventure. It is September 1939, and the mythic passion for fighting in faraway places is burning in Meredith's brother Jack.
  • From Chapter 14 pp. 299-301, 302

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    y separately published work icon On the War-Path : An Anthology of Australian Military Travel On the Warpath : An Anthology of Australian Military Travel Robin Gerster (editor), Peter Pierce (editor), Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2004 Z1108788 2004 anthology prose autobiography extract poetry criticism diary essay travel war literature 'This anthology reveals the many ways in which going to war has formed a cultural bridge between Australia and the world. From the Sudan in 1885 to Afghanistan in 2001, the connection of war to travel is illustrated by writers and reveals how the experience of war has both broadened and refined (and sometimes distorted) Australian views of the world.' From cover of On the War-Path : An Anthology of Australian Military Travel (2004) Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2004 pg. 148-150
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