Kokoda

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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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Kokoda is the story about Australian army forces, sent to cut-off the overwhelming Japanese advance towards Port Moresby, New Guinea in World War 2. Little is known about the battle in Australia, let ... Read full review

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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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