The Kokoda Campaign 1942: Myth and Reality

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The fighting on the Kokoda Track in World War II is second only to Gallipoli in the Australian national consciousness. The Kokoda campaign of 1942 has taken on mythical status in Australian military history. According to the legend, Australian soldiers were vastly outnumbered by the Japanese, who suffered great losses in battle and as a result of the harsh conditions of the Kokoda Track. In this important book, Peter Williams seeks to dispel the Kokoda myth. Using extensive research and Japanese sources, he explains what ...

The Kokoda Campaign 1942: Myth and Reality 2012, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107015944

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