This study details the dramatic but little-known story of the 1943-44 Ramu Valley campaign in New Guinea that culminated in the battle for Shaggy Ridge. Drawing on the vivid recollections of over 140 veterans and the author's own journeys in the region, the book brings to life Japan's dogged defense of this razorback ridge and how they resisted the Autralians for over four months.
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Phillip Bradley is an ardent researcher of Australian military history with a particular interest in the Australian campaigns in the Pacific in World War Two. He has had a number of articles published on the subject in specialist magazines. This is his first book.
"A meticulous historian in the service of his material...This is a superb tactical study."--Stephen Matchett, The Sydney Institute Quarterly
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