Author: Leslie Howard Sullivan
Not to be Shot at or Exported - An Airmanís Letters Home 1942-1945
Royal Australian Air Force Museum
Size: 14.3 MB
World War II thrust Australia into a deep crisis, presenting her people with extraordinary challenges. Men, women and children found themselves in roles they could hardly have imagined a few years before. Thousands went to war while thousands of other servicemen and women held their positions in posts throughout Australia, never reaching the battle lines. They called themselves the ďkoalasĒ. Like the furry Australian animal, they were ďnot to be shot at or exportedĒ. One of these ďkoalasĒ, Leading Aircraftman Les Sullivan, through his personal letters home and diary entries of this time, tells their fascinating story.