Salt: An Australian Second World War Journal and Its Contemporaries
Salt was produced by the Army Education Service (AES, later the AAES) and distributed free (one copy for three readers) to service personnel, Australian men and women as well as servicemen from Commonwealth countries and the USA based in Australia. The journal published accounts of military campaigns, victories and defeats, and background war material: this was in keeping with AES aims to encourage a well-informed soldier, and to maintain morale. In addition, Salt developed education opportunities to support post-war reconstruction, an initiative encompassing both of the above aims as did its policies which sought contributions from readers and printed literature from renowned authors. War had curtailed overseas access to the publishing industry and the AES developed its own resources to become both publisher and distributor.
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