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Hachette Australia, Dec 16, 2010 - History - 512 pages
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‘an engrossing narrative, beautifully controlled by a master storyteller' Michael McKernan, Sydney Morning Herald

The bestselling, acclaimed, authoritative account of one of the most famous battles in Australian military history – now established as a classic.

For Australians, Kokoda is the iconic battle of World War II, yet few people know just what happened – and just what our troops achieved. In his bestselling book, Peter FitzSimons tells the Kokoda story in his distinctive gripping style. Conditions on the track were hellish – rain was constant, the terrain close to inhospitable, food and ammunition supplies were practically non-existent and the men constantly battled malaria and dysentery, as well as the Japanese. Kokoda was a defining battle for Australia – a small force of young, ill-equipped Australians engaged a highly experienced and hitherto unstoppable Japanese force on a narrow, precarious jungle track – and defeated them.

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User Review  - Will Eeftinh - Goodreads

The guy wrenching account of the Battle of the Kokoda Trail is well written, immersing and riveting right to the very end. Peter Fitzsimons adds necessary 'colour' to the story to make it less of a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tim Magor - Goodreads

Stirring courage under fire... Aussie blokes defending Australia lest we forget Read full review

About the author (2010)

Peter FitzSimons is well known as a journalist, television personality and author - amongst his bestsellers are the biographies of footballers Nick Farr-Jones and John Eales, the amazing life of Nancy Wake and the recent CHARLES KINGSFORD SMITH AND THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN.

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