For Australians, Kokoda is the iconic battle of World War II, yet few people know the names of the men who fought on the track, or even the details of what happened. More Australians died in the months of fighting in Papua, than in any other campaign of World War II. Now bestselling author Peter FitzSimons tells the Kokoda story in a gripping, and moving, style for all Australians. Kokoda was a de...
Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: Hachette Australia; Illustrated edition edition (August 1, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 1.6 x 9.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 3704453
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“About the little heard of stand-off of the overland invasion efforts to take Port Moresby, New Guinea,the gateway to Australia and the base from which to interdict American supply efforts, initially by the rag-tag much maligned Australian militia. Il...”
ining battle for Australia, where a small force of young, ill-equipped Australians engaged a highly experienced and hitherto unstoppable Japanese force on a narrow, precarious jungle track. Again and again, the outnumbered Australians risked everything to stop the Japanese from advancing along the track towards mainland Australia. Kokoda is a superb blend of authority and gripping storytelling history at its best.