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A landmark history of Australian Jews in the military, from the First Fleet to the recent war in Afghanistan.Over 7000 Jews have fought in Australia's military conflicts, including more than 330 who gave their lives. While Sir John Monash is the best known, in Jewish Anzacs acclaimed writer and historian Mark Dapin reveals the personal, often extraordinary, stories of many other Jewish servicemen and women: from air aces to POWs, from nurses to generals, from generation to generation.Weaving together official records and interviews, private letters, diaries and papers, Dapin explores the diverse lives of his subjects and reflects on their valour, patriotism, mateship, faith and sacrifice.
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Mark Dapin's most recent book of militaryhistory, The Nashos' War: Australian nationalservicemen and Vietnam, won the People's ChoiceAward at the Nib Waverley Library Awards, andwas shortlisted for the NSW Premier's LiteraryAward for non-fiction. His novel, Spirit House,about Jewish prisoners on the Burma Railway, waslonglisted for the Miles Franklin Award.

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