Drawing on material that had only just been released when this book was originally published in 1981, this book provides a graphic account of the war which, to all intents and purposes, was fought on Australian soil against Australian people – a war which came to the very door of Australia itself.
When the Japanese landed at Rabaul on 23 January 1942 it was the start of one of the fiercest campaigns of the war. On that day, with only a handful of badly trained troops, led by inexperienced officers, Australia faced its most serious threat yet.
It was to be a campaign with all the ingredients of great drama – cowardice and extraordinary courage, untrained men becoming brave, skilful fighters, torture and unimaginable brutality. On the infamous Kokoda trail, men died in their hundreds, as the Japanese advanced on Port Moresby. And when the Japanese retreated, the advancing Australian troops learnt just how brutal the fighting had been.
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Book Description Methuen Australia, Sydney, Australia, 1981. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Hardcover with black boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 548gms, 224 pages, illustrated map endpapers. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration/spotting throughout. There are two medium sized pen inscriptions on the inside half-title page, from a previous owner. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with only moderate shelf wear and chipping, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # WARTWO18
Book Description Methuen Australia, Sydney, 1981. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. 224 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Good condition. There is some light shelf and reading wear, but still a presentable copy. The only exception is a small inscription to the inside page. A Graphic Account Of This War Which Was Fought,to All Intents And Purposes,on Australian Soil Against Australian People-a War Which Came To The Very Door Of Australia Itself. Bookseller Inventory # 127083
Book Description New York, New York, U.S.A.: Methuen, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Flat and tight, no markings. Mild spine bumps. See photos. Australian view of the blow-by-blow warfare in some of the worst jungle conditions on earth. Bookseller Inventory # B457
Book Description Methuen Australia, Sydney, 1981. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 224pp, index, bibliography, bw ills, endpaper maps. Or black cloth in jacket. Prev owners name (Sgt in 11 Squadron RAAF, Catalinas) on half-title page. Foxing to jacket and page edges. From the landing of the Japanese at Rabaul in January 1942, through Kokoda and on to the retreat of the Japanese in 1944. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 033802
Book Description Methuen Australia, Melbourne, 1981, 1981. 22.0 x 14.0cms, 224pp, b/w illusts, very good hardback & dustwrapper (owner's inscription) This book tracks the war in New Guinea from the fall of Rabaul and the Tol massacre through to Milne Bay, Buna and the Allies' final victory. Bookseller Inventory # 142950
Book Description Methuen and Co, Australia, Sydney NSW, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 000648
Book Description Methuen, Sydney, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Size: 8"-9" Tall. Previous owner's name in ink, crossed out. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; World History; ISBN: 0454003218. ISBN/EAN: 9780454003215. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 32689. Bookseller Inventory # 32689
Book Description Methuen, 1981. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition; First Printing. Tight, clean and crisp. A faint hint of shelf wear, otherwise As New. No inscriptions. No remainder mark. Not price clipped. Not ex-library. An excellent copy now protected in a new Mylar cover. As New. ; 8.50 X 5.70 X 1 inches; 224 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 20504
Book Description Methuen, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1981. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 224 pages, prev owner stamp, ex clean condition. Bookseller Inventory # 104783
Book Description Methuen Australia, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Some rubbing to edges of dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 008797