The Forgotten Force
by Wood Jim (9781864487015)

The Forgotten Force
Wood Jim
Release Date: 01 August 1998
Format: Paperback
Pages: 324
Category: Warfare & Defence
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781864487015

Gives an historical account of the Australian contribution to the British Commonwealth Occupation Force in Japan after World War 2.
On 13 February 1946, Australian troops disembarked at the war-devastated Japanese port city of Kure. They were the vanguard of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force in Japan which Australia used to enhance its international status and its ties with the US and New Zealand. At its peak some 12,000 Australians served in this force, making up one-third of its strength...This book tells their story. Their primary task was to dismantle and destroy the means by which the Japanese had waged war. It was dangerous work and also included the conduct of patrols to reduce smuggling and illegal immigration, the overseeing of elections and supervising the repatriation of foreign nationals and returning Japanese service and civilian personnel.

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