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Anzac rivalries undermine Bougainville peacekeeping

Volume 8, Issue 1

June, 2002

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Field, J.M. (2002). Anzac rivalries undermine Bougainville peacekeeping. Pacific Journalism Review, 8(1): 182-185. Review of Without a Gun: Australians' Experience Monitoring Peace in Bougainville, 1997-2001, edited by Monica Wehner and Donald Denoon. Pandanus books, Australian National University.
Author(s): Michael Field
Reviewed book edited by Monica Wehner and Donald Denoon
Publication date: 
June, 2002

Without a Gun tells of the peace-keeping operations in the Papua New Guinean province of Bougainville, scene of a bitter civil war between 1988-1997. Some estimates out the death toll at between 15,000 and 20,00 and while the book, published by the Australian National Unversity (ANU), tends to downplay the size, it says the impact of the conflict was incalculable.