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The Resource The battles for Kokoda Plateau : three weeks of hell defending the gateway to the Owen Stanleys, David W. Cameron

The battles for Kokoda Plateau : three weeks of hell defending the gateway to the Owen Stanleys, David W. Cameron

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The battles for Kokoda Plateau : three weeks of hell defending the gateway to the Owen Stanleys
Title
The battles for Kokoda Plateau
Title remainder
three weeks of hell defending the gateway to the Owen Stanleys
Statement of responsibility
David W. Cameron
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On 21 July 1942, a large Japanese reconnaissance mission landed along the north-eastern coastline of Papua, it would soon turn into an all-out attempt to capture Port Morseby. This is the powerful story of the three weeks of battle by a small Australian militia force, the 39th Battalion, supported by the 1st Papua Infantry Battalion and the Royal Papuan Constabulary, to keep the Japanese at bay. Outnumbered by at least three to one, they fought courageously to hold the Kokoda Plateau - the gateway to the Owen Stanleys. Critically short of ammunition and food and stranded in the fetid swamps and lowland jungles, they did everything they could to keep the Kokoda airstrip out of Japanese hands. Not far away, and desperately trying to reach the Australians, were two groups of Anglican missionaries trapped behind enemy lines. With each passing day the parties grew, joined by lost Australian soldiers and downed American airmen. Theirs is a story of tragedy and betrayal. Using letters, diaries and other first-hand accounts, from friend and foe alike, leading military historian David W Cameron, has for the first time written a detailed, compelling and provocative account of what occurred at the northern foot of the Owen Stanleys in late July and early August 1942. These are stories that deserve to be firmly embedded into the Kokoda legend
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cameron, David W
Dewey number
940.5426
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australia
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Kokoda Trail (Papua New Guinea)
Label
The battles for Kokoda Plateau : three weeks of hell defending the gateway to the Owen Stanleys, David W. Cameron
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066508238
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 417 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760529550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1135181718
Label
The battles for Kokoda Plateau : three weeks of hell defending the gateway to the Owen Stanleys, David W. Cameron
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066508238
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 417 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760529550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1135181718

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