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'Bill' Phillips' War and his Notorious Pass Degree




This paper adds to what was previously known about Phillips' life between his departure from Australia in 1937 until he became an academic in 1950. The paper includes new information about Phillips' MBE and the attack on the Empire Star, the conditions at the Bandoeng prisoner of war camp in Java, and his operation of secret radios during the three and a half years of his imprisonment. The paper also attempts to explain Phillips' notorious Pass degree in Sociology. Copyright © 2010 The Economic Society of Australia.

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  • A.G. Sleeman, 2010. "'Bill' Phillips' War and his Notorious Pass Degree," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 86(274), pages 414-420, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ecorec:v:86:y:2010:i:274:p:414-420

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