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 paul ham

Numerous accounts have been written of the infamous Kokoda Track campaign, but never before has this fascinating tale been told from both sides of the conflict.

Now, in a unique and balanced portrayal, journalist Paul Ham recounts both the Australian and Japanese perspectives of the hellish Papuan jungle where thousands fought and died during World War Two.

Based on extensive research in Australia and Japan, and including previously unpublished documents, Kokoda intimately relates the stories of ordinary soldiers in 'the world's worst killing field', and examines the role of commanders in sending ill-equipped, unqualified Australian troops into battles that resulted in near 100% casualty rates.    

620 pp   -   hardback   -   Published 2004


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