The Silent Men - Syria to Kokoda and on to Gona
Peter Dornan tells the incredible story of heroism of the Australian 2/14th Battalion in the Second World War, through the eyes of international rugby player, Stan Bisset. These men fought a bitter and costly war against the Vichy French in Syria and were recalled to defend Australia against the Japanese in Papua New Guinea. At Isurava on the Kokoda Track they were part of the Australian force that held up the Japanese in some of the most critical and vicious battles of the war. Their story finishes on the bloody beaches of Gona with Stan Bisset being one of the few men to walk out. Soft cover, 202 pages.