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New Britain was one of the most fought-over islands during war in the Pacific. From January 1942, when Japanese forces invaded and captured Rabaul, through until war's end there was scarcely a time when land, sea or air battles were not waged. The Australian force was sent to the island, and to nearby New Ireland, in the face of an anticipated Japanese invasion. In telling the story of New Britain, this book goes beyond the first days of battle and captivity.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, 62 pages.