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The battle for Wau : New Guinea's frontline, 1942-1943

Author: Phillip Bradley
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: Australian Army history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Battle for Wau presents for the first time the full story of the early World War II conflicts in New Guinea, from the landing of the Japanese at Salamaua in March 1942 to their defeat at Wau in February 1943. Phillip Bradley draws on the recollections of over 70 veterans from the campaign and on his own first-hand knowledge of the region. The commanders, soldiers, carriers and airmen are all given a voice in  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip Bradley
ISBN: 9780521896818 0521896819
OCLC Number: 180989632
Notes: Series title from book jacket.
Description: xvii, 285 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Maps --
Foreword Peter Ryan --
Acknowledgements --
Abbreviations --
Prologue --
1. Salamaua Falls --
2. Commandos --
3. Scorched Earth --
4. Undermined --
5. Convoy --
6. Assault on Mubo --
7. 17th Brigade --
8. 'They came like the rain' --
9. 'Lifeblood of green' --
10. Force of arms --
11. Lost airmen --
12. Retreat from Wau --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Bibliography.
Series Title: Australian Army history series.
Responsibility: Phillip Bradley.
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"Bradley has done a good job of piecing together a 'who was where, when' account of a battle fought over difficult terrain dominated by narrow jungle tracks." -John Burton, Pacifica Affairs

 
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