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Men in Uniform

  • Yorick Smaal
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Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)

Abstract

The Australian army had been good to Eric. His deployment to New Guinea in late 1943 had been the most enjoyable time of his life. Here, far from home, in the steamy tropics of the south Pacific, this young soldier discovered a remarkable queer world that rivalled the complex urban subcultures back home. New friends, sexual delights, passing romance and lasting love were all possibilities on the streets of Port Moresby, then swollen with young servicemen from Australia and the United States.

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Military Life Forward Area Queer Identity Brisbane City Council Queer Life 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yorick Smaal
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  1. 1.Griffith UniversityAustralia

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