Joan Beaumont is Professor Emerita, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, at the Australian National University. Her publications include the critically acclaimed and multiple award-winning Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War (2013); with Aaron Pegram and Lachlan Grant, Beyond Surrender: Australian Prisoners of War in the Twentieth Century (2015); (ed.) Australia’s War, 1939–45 (1996); Gull Force: Survival and Leadership in Captivity, 1941–1945 (1988); and Comrades in Arms: British Aid to Russia, 1941–1945 (1980). In 2011–13 she led the research team for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs commemorative website, The Thai-Burma Railway and Hellfire Pass.
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