In his recently-published excellent BCOF
overview, Travels in Atomic Sunshine, Robin Gerster records how Allan Clifton's unflinching reporting of rape earned him death threats, forcing him to go into hiding when his book was published.
As the author explains in his preface, in order to give his work a different slant from books already published on the Australian and New Zealand contributions to BCOF, he decided to cover the period from 1939 to 1952 in order to highlight the disputations and differences on military and political issues between the principal players that complicated the planning and administration of the occupation as a whole--hence the sub-title of this book.
The raison d'etre of BCOF proved to be political rather than military, and the political aspirations of the British in Japan were best served through the UK Liaison Mission, which meant that the correct line of communication with Douglas MacArthur through the Australian commander of BCOF tended to be ignored.
Davies' approach to the subject of BCOF
is not in the form of a personal memoir, but rather as a scholarly study.
Dimiter Dinev, Associate Professor in the Department "Financial Control" at The University of National and International Economy, named as the ACFE's Bulgarian representative, was instrumental in organizing the BCOF.
The BCOF will name a representative to the joint European Council that will meet periodically to make high-level policy recommendations.
2) The frank discussions Alanbrooke had with his Australian counterparts centred around the refusal by the GOC of the British Indian Division to serve under Northcott, the BCOF