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Children, comforts and intercultural exchanges for Australians in both world wars

Darian-Smith, K ORCID: 0000-0001-7773-1205 2020 , 'Children, comforts and intercultural exchanges for Australians in both world wars' , Cultural and Social History , pp. 1-17 , doi: 10.1080/14780038.2020.1712004.

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Despite the importance of the production and supply of food during times of conflict, little scholarly attention has been paid to food in the everyday experience of soldiers and civilians, including children, during both World Wars. Drawing upon diaries, oral histories, material culture, and histories of the emotions, from an Australian perspective, this article traces how children and young people played a key role in the exchange of food and drink in wartime, including in cross-cultural interactions. This article leads to a richer understanding of the history and heritage of war in relation to Australian society.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Darian-Smith, K
Keywords: WWI, WWII, histories of food, cultural heritage, histories of children, Australia
Journal or Publication Title: Cultural and Social History
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 1478-0038
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/14780038.2020.1712004
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