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Kokoda

Kokoda

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Kokoda

Kokoda

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Product Overview

Product No:
16631
Author:
Peter Fitzsimons
Publisher:
Hodder Headline
ISBN:
9780733619625
Edition Date:
January 2005
Pages:
514
Size:
154 x 233 x 39 mm
Weight:
720 g
Format:
Paperback
Sales Rank:
7967 (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

For Australians, Kokoda is the iconic battle of World War II, yet few people know just what happened - and just what our troops achieved.

Now, bestselling author Peter FitzSimons tells the Kokoda story in a gripping, moving story for all Australians. 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.

'an engrossing narrative, beautifully controlled by a master storyteller'
- Sydney Morning Herald

'This reads like fiction, but it is all fact'
- Lieutenant Allan 'Kanga' Moore, 39th Battalion.

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