Spirit of Kokoda, The (New Edition)


The Spirit of Kokoda celebrates the remarkable achievements of the Diggers who fought battles along one of the most difficult pieces of terrain on earth. This revised edition contains a new intro and foreword, a 'virtual trek' and more photos. 1942 was the year that Australia lost its innocence. By the time the Australian Diggers faced the Japanese invaders in Papua New Guinea, any impartial observer would surely have concluded the Allies had already lost the war. By mid-1942, the Japanese conquests had far exceeded Hitler's, controlling a part of the world three times the size of Europe and the US combined. They were, literally, at Australia's doorstep. Most of the Australians on the Kokoda Track were about 18 read more

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ISBN:

9781740663366

Format:

Paperback

Dimensions:

20cm x 13cm

RRP:

$24.99

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 August 2005

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