Peter Pierce

Peter Pierce reviews 'When Colts Ran' by Roger McDonald

Peter Pierce
15 November 2011

Between the wars, the dominant mode of Australian fiction was the saga: tales of land-taking and nation-building, melodramas within families across generations, characters shaped by loneli More

Peter Pierce reviews 'P.O.W.: Australian Prisoners of War in Hitler’s Reich' by Peter Monteath

Peter Pierce
29 June 2011

Of the fate of Australian prisoners of war in the hands of the Japanese during World War II, the literature – memoir, fiction, history – is voluminous. There were 21,652 of them, of whom thirty-five per cent, or 7780, perished. A good deal has also been written of enemy prisoners – Japanese, German, Italian – who were held in camps in this country, and in pa ... More