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Passage to Pusan: One Mother's 15,000km Journey to Find the Final Resting Place of Her War Hero Son
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Louise Evans
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Passage to Pusan: One Mother's 15,000km Journey to Find the Final Resting Place of Her War Hero Son

Louise Evans


9780987191182

PB Publishing


Biography;
Biography: historical, political & military


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220 pages

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Strong, big-hearted and Hollywood handsome, Vincent Healy carries the pride of his large Brisbane family on his muscular shoulders when he becomes a soldier and is sent to multiple war zones. His letters from Japan and the Korean front line keep his mother sane as she endures endless hardship to protect and provide for her other nine children during World War II and the Cold War years.
 
After Vince is killed in action, his mother embarks on a harrowing journey of discovery.
 
This fascinating book explores untold stories from WWII and the Korean and Vietnam Wars, delving into working class life in the suburbs of Brisbane in a compassionate, yet unsentimental, narrative.
 
It describes the experiences of soldiers on the ground in Australia's Asian theatres of war and reveals how they viewed their role in these struggles. It stirringly reveals the sometimes troubled life of Vince Healy's family at home, and the harrowing journey his devastated mother takes to find his grave.
 
Passage to Pusan fills a vacuum in our understanding of life experiences that were duplicated in many families across Australia during this volatile period of our history.
 
 

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By:   Louise Evans
Imprint:   PB Publishing
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 147mm,  Spine: 150mm
ISBN:   9780987191182
ISBN 10:   0987191187
Pages:   220
Publication Date:   December 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

During a diverse thirty-year career, Louise Evans has worked around Australia and around the world as a journalist, columnist, foreign correspondent, editor and media executive. She has worked for Australian Associated Press, Fairfax, News Corp and the ABC in Australia, China and the UK. Louise is now based in Sydney where she works as a media and communications consultant and lives with husband Michael.

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