1945-49 BCOF (British Commonwealth Occupation Force - Japan)

Student Resources


Overview BCOF

An overview of Australian involvement in BCOF


Anecdotes BCOF

Six brief anecdotes from the period: The task of BCOF; Australian families; Accommodation 1947; Leave; Secret societies; Civilian crime; How were Japanese war brides received in Australia?

primary secondary

Interview Guide

Practical suggestions for interviewing people about their war-related experience.


early childhood primary

Where in the world?

Students work out on a map where Australians have served in peace and war.