Abstract: An estimated one million troops passed through Brisbane during the Second World War ("We've Said 'Hello, Goodbye' To A Million Doughboys Since Japan Struck"). It was "friendly invasion" (Connors et al. 141) that, socially and culturally, impacted "young Queensland women of the era quite possibly more than any other group" (Hennesey 61). Now part of its cultural mythology and commemorative parlance, Brisbane's status as a garrison town during this time has been well documented by historians in several popular and scholarly histories...
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To cite this article: Myers, Melanie. The woman who loved those yanks: The facts and fictions of Maureen C. Meadows and her 'narration of that desire' [online]. Hecate, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2014: 123-139.
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