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Introduction: warfare, history and gender Marilyn Lake and Joy Damousi Part I. Femininities: 1. Heroines and heroes: sexual mythology in Australia 1914-1918 Carmel Shute 2. Day mothers and night sisters: World War I nurses and sexuality Katie Holmes 3. Female desires: the meaning of World War II Marilyn Lake 4. Lesbians and loose women: female sexuality and the women's services during World War II Ruth Ford 5. Consuming passions: romance and consumerism during World War II Lyn Finch 6. Remembering romance: memory, gender and World War II Kate Darian-Smith Part II. Masculinities: 7. A crisis of masculinity? Australian military manhood in the Great War Alistair Thomson 8. The gendered battlefield: sex and death in Gallipoli, Rose Lucas 9. The gendered figuring of the dysfunctional serviceman in the discourses of military psychiatry Joseph Pugliese 10. In a cloud of lust: black GIs and sex in World War II Kay Saunders 11. Return home: war, masculinity and repatriation Stephen Garton 12. Comrades-in-arms: World War II and male homosexuality in Australia Garry Wotherspoon 13. A bit of the other: touring Vietnam Robin Gerster Part III. Mobilisations: 14. 'All the passion of our womanhood': Margaret Thorp and the Battle of the Brisbane School of Arts Raymond Evans 15. Socialist women and gendered space: anti-conscription and anti-war campaigns 1914-1918 Joy Damousi 17. Feminists, food and the fair price: the cost-of-living demonstrations in Melbourne, August-September 1917 Judith Smart 18. 'Shut up, you bourgeois bitch': sexual identity and political action in the anti-Vietnam war movement Ann Curthoys Contributors Index.