Backroom Boys

Alfred Conlon and Army's Directorate of Research and Civil Affairs,1942-46

Graeme Sligo

The Backroom Boys is the remarkable, but little known, story of how a varied group of talented intellectuals, drafted into the Australian Army in the dark days of 1942, provided high-level policy advice to Australia's most senior soldier, General Blamey, and through him to the Government for the remainder of the war and ......
Publication date:
October 2016
Publisher :
Big Sky Publishing
Language:
English
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781921941122

Dimensions : 232 X 155 cm
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£14.99
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Overview
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The Backroom Boys is the remarkable, but little known, story of how a varied group of talented intellectuals, drafted into the Australian Army in the dark days of 1942, provided high-level policy advice to Australia's most senior soldier, General Blamey, and through him to the Government for the remainder of the war and beyond. This band of academics, lawyers and New Guinea patrol officers formed a unique military unit, the Directorate of Research and Civil Affairs, under the command of an eccentric and masterful string-puller, Alf Conlon. Based on wide-ranging research, this book reveals a fuller and more fascinating picture.