A landmark history of Australian Jews in the military, from the first fleet to the war in Afghanistan.
More than 7000 Jews have fought in Australia’s military conflicts, and at least 340 have given their lives. While Sir John Monash is our best known Jewish soldier, 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, interviews, private letters, diaries and papers, Dapin explores the diverse lives of his subjects and reflects on their valour, patriotism, mateship, faith and sacrifice.
Includes over 40 evocative images and an Appendix with Memorial and honour Rolls.