The battle fought along the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea against the Japanese between July and November 1942 was one of the most significant in our history. Never before, or since, have the land forces of a determined enemy come so close to our shores. The photographs and text in this book are a tribute to the thousands of soldiers who served and suffered for Australia in the jungles and mountains of Kokoda in 1942. More than that, the book emphasises the human loss and sacrifice of that terrible campaign. It is also a reminder of the great debt we owe to the people of Papua New Guinea who toiled up the track with our men, brought them their supplies and carried our wounded.
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs Australians in the Pacific War series follows the events of several Pacific War campaigns throughout 1940-1945, covering details with clear insight and imagery easily understandable for all audiences.
Soft cover, 53 pages.