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Kokoda Lieutenant (1st Edition) by William Leonard Grayden (2015)

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Lt Bill Grayden, under Brig. Arnold Potts, led his men in the bitter fighting of Kokoda in 1942. This book, possibly the only one written by one of those who fought, rather than by a distant armchair observer.

The Isurava-Ioribaiwa segment of the Kokoda Track campaign is one of the most significant in Australia's military history and yet is one of the least understood in terms of its significance. It was in the mountains and swamps of New Guinea that the previously unstoppable Japanese Army was turned for the first time by a small dedicated Australian force in the most inhospitable terrain imaginable. The almost certainty of Japan establishing a forward base for attacks on Australia and cutting our all-important supply line from the United States was averted.

While many books have been written on Kokoda, few, if any, of the authors served in the campaign. This is the story of the men who fought under the inspired leadership of Brigadier Arnold Potts in the land equivalent of the Battle of the Coral Sea. Kokoda Lieutenant

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Product NoCMS2809204
Weight (g)415 g
AuthorWilliam Leonard Grayden
PublisherHesperian Press
Edition1st Edition
Edition Date2015
Pages157
Size160 x 240 x 10mm
FormatPaperback
ISBN9780859056007
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Lt Bill Grayden, under Brig. Arnold Potts, led his men in the bitter fighting of Kokoda in 1942. This book, possibly the only one written by one of those who fought, rather than by a distant armchair observer.

The Isurava-Ioribaiwa segment of the Kokoda Track campaign is one of the most significant in Australia's military history and yet is one of the least understood in terms of its significance. It was in the mountains and swamps of New Guinea that the previously unstoppable Japanese Army was turned for the first time by a small dedicated Australian force in the most inhospitable terrain imaginable. The almost certainty of Japan establishing a forward base for attacks on Australia and cutting our all-important supply line from the United States was averted.

While many books have been written on Kokoda, few, if any, of the authors served in the campaign. This is the story of the men who fought under the inspired leadership of Brigadier Arnold Potts in the land equivalent of the Battle of the Coral Sea. Kokoda Lieutenant

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