Kokoda Spirit


The Battle for the Kokoda Track is Australia's Alamo. If Gallipoli symbolised theANZAC spirit in WWI, then Kokoda is its WWII equivalent. In August 1942Kokoda was a killing field. Today, it is hard to imagine what those young men endured for our freedombut the journey gives some clues. The track plays a leading role in the story ofKokoda. It has a character of its own. It is one of the world's most fascinatinglocations - at once an alluring, challenging obstacle of compelling beauty and yeta foreboding, perilous microcosm of life at its rawest and most savage. In Kokoda Spirit, Patrick Lindsay takes us on a journey that explores the track asit is today and how it was in 1942. With his unique storytelling he read more

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ISBN:

9781740667692

Format:

Hardback

Dimensions:

23cm x 20cm

RRP:

$49.99

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 November 2009

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Patrick Lindsay

After a long career as a print and television journalist, Patrick Lindsay has also become one of Australia's leading non-fiction authors. Among his published books are: The Spirit of Kokoda (Hardie Grant), the story of the battles which saved Australia in WWII; TheEssence of Kokoda, a concise guide to the Kokoda story; The Spirit of Gallipoli. Cosgrove… Portrait of a Leader; Kokoda Spirit exploring the spirit of the Diggers of Kokoda