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Kokoda Track/Clark, Sylvia/Paper/0864178417/S060-C
This is a book about a time that has often been called "Australia's darkest hour".
In 1942 the mighty Japanese army had conquered much of Asia and the Pacific. No country had beaten them as they pushed ever further south until they reached New Guinea right on Australia's doorstep.
Now the only thing that stood between the Japanese army and Australia were a few young, poorly-trained soldiers who had not been to war before. But these young men and the reinforcements who joined them became the first soldiers to win a battle against the Japanese army in World War II.
This book tells the story of how this was done. It is a story of amazing courage and endurance as the Australians fought desperately on and around the Kokoda Track - a rough pathway which wound through jungle and over high mountain ranges.
The Kokoda Track includes faithful illustrations, original photographs of the campaign, eyewitness accounts, and describes what life was like for the average soldier on the track.